Portable Crash Cart Adapter



  • @coliver said:

    I've had a low success rate with startech devices. They are cheap and when they work they work ok... but most of the time they don't. Even if one had been working fine come in the next day and it doesn't work at all.

    Exactly my experience, but I will add that the more complicated the product is the lower it's chances of working properly. It's a sliding scale from "meh, yeah, ok" to "possessed by demons" to "complete and utter failure to chooch"



  • Buy Startech products for people you dislike. That is literally the only reason to ever do it. Even if that person is yourself. If I ever buy you a Startech product I'm basically telling you I hate you.


  • Banned

    @Jason said:

    @coliver said:

    I've had a low success rate with startech devices. They are cheap and when they work they work ok... but most of the time they don't. Even if one had been working fine one day the next it doesn't work at all.

    We've had good luck with them. We have a lot of stuff from them for Cheap cables. Never bought their devices though.

    Nevermind.. I'm thinking of Cables to Go..



  • @Jason said:

    @Jason said:

    @coliver said:

    I've had a low success rate with startech devices. They are cheap and when they work they work ok... but most of the time they don't. Even if one had been working fine one day the next it doesn't work at all.

    We've had good luck with them. We have a lot of stuff from them for Cheap cables. Never bought their devices though.

    Nevermind.. I'm thinking of Cables to Go..

    Cables to go... oh man those are the best. Cheap and always work.



  • @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    I've had a low success rate with startech devices. They are cheap and when they work they work ok... but most of the time they don't. Even if one had been working fine come in the next day and it doesn't work at all.

    Exactly my experience, but I will add that the more complicated the product is the lower it's chances of working properly. It's a sliding scale from "meh, yeah, ok" to "possessed by demons" to "complete and utter failure to chooch"

    At a former job we bought a serial to USB from them for a PLC once... never again. It did funky things and inserted random characters into programs. We returned it for a replacement... the second one didn't work at all.


  • Banned

    @coliver said:

    @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    I've had a low success rate with startech devices. They are cheap and when they work they work ok... but most of the time they don't. Even if one had been working fine come in the next day and it doesn't work at all.

    Exactly my experience, but I will add that the more complicated the product is the lower it's chances of working properly. It's a sliding scale from "meh, yeah, ok" to "possessed by demons" to "complete and utter failure to chooch"

    At a former job we bought a serial to USB from them for a PLC once... never again. It did funky things and inserted random characters into programs. We returned it for a replacement... the second one didn't work at all.

    USB to serial for a PLC is flaky anyway though. RSlogix doesn't like most of them. We use Serial over network anymore with much better luck.



  • We ran Serial to USB systems for years. Mostly had good luck. Mostly for scales.



  • @Jason said:

    @coliver said:

    @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    I've had a low success rate with startech devices. They are cheap and when they work they work ok... but most of the time they don't. Even if one had been working fine come in the next day and it doesn't work at all.

    Exactly my experience, but I will add that the more complicated the product is the lower it's chances of working properly. It's a sliding scale from "meh, yeah, ok" to "possessed by demons" to "complete and utter failure to chooch"

    At a former job we bought a serial to USB from them for a PLC once... never again. It did funky things and inserted random characters into programs. We returned it for a replacement... the second one didn't work at all.

    USB to serial for a PLC is flaky anway though. We use Serial over network anymore with much better luck.

    No question there. We bought a more expensive one and it worked alright. Generally had issues connecting but it didn't do random character insertion or anything like that.



  • @coliver said:

    @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    I've had a low success rate with startech devices. They are cheap and when they work they work ok... but most of the time they don't. Even if one had been working fine come in the next day and it doesn't work at all.

    Exactly my experience, but I will add that the more complicated the product is the lower it's chances of working properly. It's a sliding scale from "meh, yeah, ok" to "possessed by demons" to "complete and utter failure to chooch"

    At a former job we bought a serial to USB from them for a PLC once... never again. It did funky things and inserted random characters into programs. We returned it for a replacement... the second one didn't work at all.

    Oh sweet jesus those are the exception. NEVER buy one unless it's straight from these guys. Trust me, I spent years doing electronics engineering programming chips and bit banging

    http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/Cables/USBTTLSerial.htm



  • @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    I've had a low success rate with startech devices. They are cheap and when they work they work ok... but most of the time they don't. Even if one had been working fine come in the next day and it doesn't work at all.

    Exactly my experience, but I will add that the more complicated the product is the lower it's chances of working properly. It's a sliding scale from "meh, yeah, ok" to "possessed by demons" to "complete and utter failure to chooch"

    At a former job we bought a serial to USB from them for a PLC once... never again. It did funky things and inserted random characters into programs. We returned it for a replacement... the second one didn't work at all.

    Oh sweet jesus those are the exception. NEVER buy one unless it's straight from these guys. Trust me, I spent years doing electronics engineering programming chips and bit banging

    http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/Cables/USBTTLSerial.htm

    Where we you two years ago when I needed one!



  • @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    I've had a low success rate with startech devices. They are cheap and when they work they work ok... but most of the time they don't. Even if one had been working fine come in the next day and it doesn't work at all.

    Exactly my experience, but I will add that the more complicated the product is the lower it's chances of working properly. It's a sliding scale from "meh, yeah, ok" to "possessed by demons" to "complete and utter failure to chooch"

    At a former job we bought a serial to USB from them for a PLC once... never again. It did funky things and inserted random characters into programs. We returned it for a replacement... the second one didn't work at all.

    Oh sweet jesus those are the exception. NEVER buy one unless it's straight from these guys. Trust me, I spent years doing electronics engineering programming chips and bit banging

    http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/Cables/USBTTLSerial.htm

    What the hell kind of life have you lived? What was your first job again? Whale hunting?



  • @Jason said:

    @coliver said:
    Nevermind.. I'm thinking of Cables to Go..

    Cables to go... oh man those are the best. Cheap and always work.

    Fun fact: Cables to Go's head office/warehouse is located just minutes from me, but I still just order everything through Amazon!

    Support your local businesses, you say? Think of the environment, you say? Well my $99/yr Prime subscription says I don't have to do ANY of those things. So there!



  • @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    I've had a low success rate with startech devices. They are cheap and when they work they work ok... but most of the time they don't. Even if one had been working fine come in the next day and it doesn't work at all.

    Exactly my experience, but I will add that the more complicated the product is the lower it's chances of working properly. It's a sliding scale from "meh, yeah, ok" to "possessed by demons" to "complete and utter failure to chooch"

    At a former job we bought a serial to USB from them for a PLC once... never again. It did funky things and inserted random characters into programs. We returned it for a replacement... the second one didn't work at all.

    Oh sweet jesus those are the exception. NEVER buy one unless it's straight from these guys. Trust me, I spent years doing electronics engineering programming chips and bit banging

    http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/Cables/USBTTLSerial.htm

    Yea,.. there is a lot of fakers that just won't work on those FTI drivers... ugh.


  • Banned

    @gjacobse said:

    @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    I've had a low success rate with startech devices. They are cheap and when they work they work ok... but most of the time they don't. Even if one had been working fine come in the next day and it doesn't work at all.

    Exactly my experience, but I will add that the more complicated the product is the lower it's chances of working properly. It's a sliding scale from "meh, yeah, ok" to "possessed by demons" to "complete and utter failure to chooch"

    At a former job we bought a serial to USB from them for a PLC once... never again. It did funky things and inserted random characters into programs. We returned it for a replacement... the second one didn't work at all.

    Oh sweet jesus those are the exception. NEVER buy one unless it's straight from these guys. Trust me, I spent years doing electronics engineering programming chips and bit banging

    http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/Cables/USBTTLSerial.htm

    Yea,.. there is a lot of fakers that just won't work on those FTI drivers... ugh.

    The driver has a verification software in the download you can check the chip with though.. in Windows 7 the fake ones would still work I believe.



  • @Jason said:

    @gjacobse said:

    @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    @MattSpeller said:

    @coliver said:

    I've had a low success rate with startech devices. They are cheap and when they work they work ok... but most of the time they don't. Even if one had been working fine come in the next day and it doesn't work at all.

    Exactly my experience, but I will add that the more complicated the product is the lower it's chances of working properly. It's a sliding scale from "meh, yeah, ok" to "possessed by demons" to "complete and utter failure to chooch"

    At a former job we bought a serial to USB from them for a PLC once... never again. It did funky things and inserted random characters into programs. We returned it for a replacement... the second one didn't work at all.

    Oh sweet jesus those are the exception. NEVER buy one unless it's straight from these guys. Trust me, I spent years doing electronics engineering programming chips and bit banging

    http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/Cables/USBTTLSerial.htm

    Yea,.. there is a lot of fakers that just won't work on those FTI drivers... ugh.

    The driver has a verification software in the download you can check the chip with though.. in Windows 7 the fake ones would still work I believe.

    Until FTDI decide to block them again heheh