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What is a PL2303 driver?

What is a PL2303 driver?

Download PC Repair Tool to quickly find & fix Windows errors automatically. Prolific PL2303 is a USB-to-Serial adapter cable that lets you connect your computer to the devices with serial ports, like a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller).

How can I download PL2303 driver?

To install the downloaded PL2303 driver, just extract the zip file, find the installer.exe file, and double-click on it. Then, just follow the on-screen steps, which are similar to installing an app.

What is USB to serial driver?

When the USB to serial adapter is connected to the computer via the USB port the driver on the computer creates a virtual COM port which shows up in Device Manager on Windows, and under /dev on Linux and MacOS. This virtual COM port can be accessed and used as if it was a built-in serial COM port.

What is a serial converter?

A serial to Ethernet converter is a small electronic device which can convert Ethernet IP/TCP packets to either RS232, RS485 or RS422 serial data signals and vice versa.

Are there different types of USB to serial cables?

USB to serial adapters can be a hard choice, dealing with three different protocols RS232, RS422, and RS485 along with the application you’re using for your communication. Read below for helpful information in guiding you to which serial adapter is right for you.

Do serial devices need drivers?

Yes. For something like a printer, you would have an extra driver layer.

How do I install the pl-2303 driver?

Run or double-click the PL-2303 Windows Driver Installer program. will be installed on your computer. Click Next to continue. The PL-2303 Driver Installer program will then start to install the drivers needed. Click the Finish button to close the Install Shield program.

Is the pl-2303hx (chip Rev A) USB to serial controller available in China?

Please be warned that counterfeit (fake) PL-2303HX (Chip Rev A) USB to Serial Controller ICs using Prolific’s trademark logo, brandname, and device drivers, were being sold in the China market.

How to perform prolific USB to serial driver update?

The next way to perform Prolific USB to serial driver update is using Windows in-built tool called Device Manager. To use this tool, all you need to do is follow the simple steps below: Step 1: On your keyboard, press Windows + R keys to invoke the Run terminal.