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Shipwrecked & Comatose, drinking fresh mango juice
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<font color='#000080'>I've got an old Suunto Solution Alpha dive computer, which has thus far been fine for my bimbly-type diving, but I have hit a problem with my home computer.

I used to have a proper computer with separate monitor, keyboard, processor bit, and the processor bit came with lots of ports, including a serial port (can you see where this is going?).  I've now moved on to a lapdog that has no serial port, and thus I can't plug my Suunto Solution Alpha in to donwload my dive profile.

Does anyone know if it's possible to buy / build a USB interface for this computer?  If not, am I forced into buying a port replicator to plug into the lapdog, or is there a smart 'third way' I haven't thought of yet?

Andy
 

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I think you can get a device that plugs into the USB port has a serial port on the other end.

I will do some digging.

Daz

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Yep you can Convertor
and Another
You can probably dig around for a better price but this was the first one I found.

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My lap top has a separate "plug in" section that has all the serial/comms etc. Check the manufacturers web site - maybe there is something available for yours.
 

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Shipwrecked & Comatose, drinking fresh mango juice
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<font color='#000080'>Thanks for the help guys .... armed with the knowledge that such things did exist, I got one from:

http://www.rhinocom.co.uk/index.p....t_id=41

However, I bought it via Ebay and it was only £14 including VAT and delivery - brand new, boxed etc.  Used it last night and it works perfectly.

Andy
 
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