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electromanj
01-30-2010, 07:43 AM
Hello all!
Quick question. Can I use the prop plug to program a bs2SX with the same circuit of the usb2ser as long as I change the pinouts·of the header on the board?
Thanks in advance!

Mike Green
01-30-2010, 11:42 AM
The problem is that neither the USB2SER nor the PropPlug are made for programming a Stamp. You can use them with I/O pins for communicating with a PC, but the Sin and Sout programming and debugging pins are made for RS232 voltage levels and an inverted serial signal while both the USB2SER and PropPlug provide a non-inverted logic level signal. You really need to use something like this:
www.parallax.com/StoreSearchResults/tabid/768/List/0/SortField/4/ProductID/378/Default.aspx?txtSearch=usb+serial (http://www.parallax.com/StoreSearchResults/tabid/768/List/0/SortField/4/ProductID/378/Default.aspx?txtSearch=usb+serial)