I can confirm this is only half of what you need for the new Turnigy X8R and other SPort receivers. This is the manufacturer item "FUC-3 FrUSB-3". What you also need is "SPC for FUC-3" which is a small green shrink wrapped board with pins and cable which adapts from the black FTDI connector of this cable to a Futaba style servo connector which goes straight into the SPort of the item to upgrade/configure.
Its used to upgrade the firmware for a range of Frsky products. Receivers, telemetry screens etc. The Frsky serial connection uses inverted RS232 signals so you can't use a normal FTDI cable. Although DIY Drones has an article showing how you can use an FTDI cable with software to invert the TxD and RxD signals. A common use currently is upgrading their nice D4R-II receiver so that when used in CPPM mode you can use all 8 channels rather than the 6 which you are limited to using at the moment.
Is it the one that FrSky call "FrUSB-3", which work with X8R on the Smart Ports (S.PORTS)??
i thought it might need another converter called SPC to update the X8R rx, can you confirm it then? because it was not mentioned here in the sale item.
It can be used to set alarm levels for RSSI and A1/A2 sensors. It can also be used to update firmware in the RX/TX, but I haven't tested it yet. It uses a CP2102 ic, driver is included, however I had issues on Win7 machine (with 3rd party configuration program, but maybe the usb driver is the problem on Win7), on XP it's working great
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I want to purchase this cable, interests me, what software is needed for his work? It is possible with his help to do updates for the module of FrSky DHT 8ch DIY Telemetry Compatible Transmitter Modul and receiver of FrSky D8R 2.4Ghz 8CH Receiver with Telemetery? And where to take software?
Works flawlesly on Win7 HomePremium. Drive is allso found in Ubuntu as a com drive . Have not tested it thou with any application under Linux.
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Please be more specific about "works".
What programs does it work with? So far many on the Frsky forums have not been able to get this cable to work! Just BREAK ERRORS!
I'm fairness most are using XP I think so maybe W7 works better and I'll try it.
Knowing the programs and links to them that "work" would be a big help to us.
We use eepe, Frsky lite, and excellent 3rd party Frsky config program and this cable is no good for us. The free with DJT db9 Frsky or homemade cable with a USB to db9 rs232 adapter works 100pcnt with everything so far.
I and others have to rate this adapter/cable as a "don't buy/bother", use the db9 version with a USB adapter!
I'm sure it's a driver issue but HK or Frsky does not provide drivers that work with it we can find?
Anyone using this cable please post all the programs and OS you use and know works.