Compatibility of serial adapters

Peter Easthope peter at
Wed Oct 21 13:34:41 EDT 2015

On Wed, October 21, 2015 12:22 pm, Paul Fox wrote:
> 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.

Yes, I noticed that pin 1 doesn't supply power on the 1.5.
Power needn't come through the serial connector.  Tapping
elsewhere should be possible.

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