Compatibility of serial adapters
pgf at laptop.org
Wed Oct 21 13:25:54 EDT 2015
> Seems that an adapter such as http://www.ebay.ca/itm/381346598663 ,
> similar to the first generation adapter, might work. The concluding
> sentence in
> is "This only works on the XO-1." What prevents it from working on an
> XO-1.5? Can anyone elaborate on this compatibility topic?
i believe it's because the later adapters are USB adapters, and are
powered from the USB side. the old XO-1 adapter gets power from
the laptop -- that power isn't available from later models. (read
the descriptions of "Pin 1" in the Electrical Details section of
the page you linked to.
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
More information about the Devel