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FT232 shortage

I was going to order more FT232’’s for my onboard prop plug and I can’t find any.

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  • Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) Posts: 23,319
    edited 2022-05-20 11:21

  • Looks like I'll have to update my board artwork to accommdate the FT231X.

  • YanomaniYanomani Posts: 1,419
    edited 2022-05-21 01:24

    Hi @DigitalBob

    IDK where you live, so, perhaps this information will not help you at this moment...

    It seems rs-online has plenty of them available for sale, in the UK...

    https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/?searchTerm=FT232

    Hope it helps

    Henrique

  • Yanomani, thanks for the info, I'm in the US, I did find some 232's on Amazon, for about $5. You get the whole board. I guess I could unsolder them or adapt the whole board. I do have pins for a prop plug on my board as a backup.

  • YanomaniYanomani Posts: 1,419

    You're always welcome!

    Good to know you'd found an off-the-shelf solution, and any urge for a redesign was avoided (can be put on hold for a while, or indefinitely). :smile:

  • Cluso99Cluso99 Posts: 18,062

    I have about 10 new FT232RL that came from Mouser/digikey/element14 before the counterfeit FT232RL fiasco.
    But I'm in Oz and shipping is $$$

  • Thanks Cluso, not sure where oz is, but the shipping might be cost prohibitive .

  • @DigitalBob said:
    Thanks Cluso, not sure where oz is, but the shipping might be cost prohibitive .

    Hello!
    Oh dear. Think of the Koala, and the Kangaroo, and you've got a guy there. Especially since the koalas just got a new supply of T-shirts to protest regarding the airline for the country.

    Mascot available but asleep.

  • I was able to remove the FT232's from the Amazon boards that I bought and use them on my boards. Works perfect.

    1200 x 1600 - 508K
  • jmgjmg Posts: 14,946

    @DigitalBob said:
    Looks like I'll have to update my board artwork to accommdate the FT231X.

    On this topic I see this from WCH

    May 29 @WCH_TECH released the CH9101R and CH9101Y now. They are compatible to the FT230XS (SSOP16) and FT230XQ (QFN16).

    Their CH9102 is a CP2102 28 pin adaption.

  • RaymanRayman Posts: 12,650

    Anybody tried to order directly from FTDI? Looks like you can, but hard to tell if actually in stock...

    Checked my stock, seems I have ~15 left...

    Mouser seems to have a ton on order though...

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