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StarTech 4-Port RS232 PCI Serial Card Adapter with Power Output (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Selectable Voltage Output of 5V or 12V
  • 4 x High Speed RS232 Serial Ports
  • Data Transfer Rates of up to 460 Kbps
  • PCI Specifications Rev 3.0 Compliant
  • Windows & Linux Compatible

The black 4-Port RS232 PCI Serial Card Adapter with Power Output from StarTech turns a PCI slot into four RS232 (DB9) serial connections and enables compatible devices to draw power from the serial ports. Suitable for many RS232-powered serial applications, this PCI serial card offers a selectable 5V or 12V power option, capable of power output using pin 1, 4, 8 or 9, which enables you to configure the card to suit the requirements of your powered RS232 devices.

A flexible solution for adding serial ports to full-sized or small form factor systems, the PCI serial card includes both low- and full-profile brackets. It also includes a breakout cable which helps to avoid cluttered connections.

Selectable 5/12V power output on one of four different pins (1/4/8/9) provides the flexibility needed to connect nearly any powered serial device
The included breakout cable is a cost-effective, all-in-one solution that allows the addition of multiple RS232 serial ports through a single PCI slot
Includes both low-profile/half-height and full-profile brackets to ensure fitment into a broad range of system form factors
Four high-speed RS232 serial ports with data transfer rates up to 460 Kbps
Universal PCI card supports installation into 3.3 or 5V PCI slots
Compliant with PCI specifications revision 3.0
High-performance Oxford 16C950 UART
128-byte deep FIFO per transmitter and receiver
±15KV ESD protection on all signal pins


Monitor and control industrial machines on an assembly line or in a production environment
POS retail applications in grocery stores and any other retail store to control keyboards, cash drawers, receipt printers, card readers/card swipes, scales and elevated displays on poles
Bank teller workstations in either full-profile or low-profile versions to control serial devices such as cash drawers, card readers/card swipes, printers, keypads/PIN pads and pen pads
Self-service automated machines and kiosks to control serial devices such as scales, touch screens, magnetic card readers, barcode scanners, receipt printers and label printers
Used to control multiple surveillance/security cameras in a parking structure, office building and more
Standard automated teller machines to control keypads, receipt printer, card readers/card swipes, touch screen LCDs, camera control and more
Ports 4
Interface Serial
Bus Type PCI/PCI-X (5/3.3 V)
Card Type Standard profile (low-profile bracket included)
Port Style Dongle (included)
Industry Standards PCI 3.0
Chipset ID PLX/Oxford - OXuPCI954
Connector Type 1 x PCI/PCI-X (universal 3.3 and 5 V; 32-bit) male
Internal Ports 1 x LP4 (4-pin; Molex large drive power) female
External Ports 4 x DB-9 (9-pin; D-Sub) male
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 460.8 Kbps
Serial Protocol RS-232
Data Bits 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
FIFO Buffer 128 bytes
Flow Control Automated in-band (Xon/Xoff)
Automated out-of-band (CTS#/RTS# and/or DSR#/DTR#)
Stop Bits 1, 1.5, 2
Surge Protection ±15KV ESD on all signal pins
OS Compatibility Windows 8 (32/64-bit)/7 (32/64-bit)/Vista (32/64-bit)/XP (32/64-bit), CE 5.0
Windows Server 2008 R2/2003 (32/64-bit)
Linux 2.4.x/2.6.x
Microsoft WHQL Certified Yes
Output Voltage 12/5 VDC
Humidity 5 ~ 85% RH
Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Storage Temperature 4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Certifications CE, FCC, RoHS
Dimensions (LxWxH) 5 x 0.6 x 2.5" (127 x 15 x 64 mm)
Weight 2.4 oz (68 g)
StarTech 4-Port RS232 PCI Serial Card Adapter with Power Output (Black)
  • Breakout Cable
  • Low-Profile Bracket
  • Full-Profile Bracket
  • Driver CD
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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