The image below shows how to hook up for RS232 monitoring with RS232M Com Monitor using a RS-232/USB hub.
One advantage to this system is the RS232 hub and com cable
assembly are hot swappable, that is, they can be connected or disconnected from
the Laptop on the fly and the laptop doesn’t have to be shut down.
Disconnecting or reconnecting the circuit from the laptop does not effect
communication between the DTE and DCE.
The next image shows the cable hook up for monitoring data with 2 available RS232 ports.
The last image shows how to hook up for monitoring data with a single RS232 port. With this method, the data will be shown in one window for both devices (note a half duplex cable is used). Use the DCE port for this
configuration with RS232M Com Monitor and a single DTE/DCE system.
The DTE is usually a PC but it can be a Programmable controller or another device that controls RS232 communication. The DCE takes instructions and executes commands. Some common devices that are normally DCE’s are:
Data Acquisition Controller
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