[time-nuts] PicPlot GPIB to RS-232

Mike S mikes at flatsurface.com
Mon Nov 14 12:27:34 EST 2011


At 09:00 PM 11/13/2011, Bob Smither wrote...
>Does anyone have experience with this GPIB to RS-232 converter:
>
>   http://www.webalice.it/hotwater/PicPlot.htm

Watch ebay for IOTech Micro488/(A, or EX) controllers. I got a couple 
for $20-30 each. Only issue was the battery in the DS1216 was used up, 
so I had to do a reset each time I powered them up. I've since modified 
them to use a couple of CR1232 cells, and they work fine.

The documentation can be found here: 
ftp://ftp.measurementcomputing.com/Manuals/Micro488EX%20Users%20Manual.pdf

They're pretty straight forward to use. I'm pretty sure the Black Box 
controllers mentioned here ( 
http://www.ko4bb.com/Test_Equipment/GPIB.php ), are just relabeled 
IOTechs.






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