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FTDI Adapter USB Controller - 5V

FTDI Adapter USB Controller - 5V
FTDI Adapter USB Controller - 5V

This board converts a USB connection into 5 volt TX and RX that you can connect straight to the Arduino Mini or other microcontrollers, allowing them to talk to the computer. It is based on the FT232RL chip from FTDI.

Description: This is the newest revision of our FTDI Basic. We use a SMD 6-pin header on the bottom, which makes it smaller and more compact. Functionality has remained the same.
This is a basic breakout board for the FTDI FT232RL USB to serial IC. The pinout of this board matches the FTDI cable to work with official Arduino and cloned 5V Arduino boards. It can also be used for general serial applications. The major difference with this board is that it brings out the DTR pin as opposed to the RTS pin of the FTDI cable. The DTR pin allows an Arduino target to auto-reset when a new Sketch is downloaded. This is a really nice feature to have and allows a sketch to be downloaded without having to hit the reset button. This board will auto reset any Arduino board that has the reset pin brought out to a 6-pin connector.

The pins labeled BLK and GRN correspond to the colored wires on the FTDI cable. The black wire on the FTDI cable is GND, green is CTS. Use these BLK and GRN pins to align the FTDI basic board with your Arduino target.

This board has TX and RX LEDs that make it a bit better to use over the FTDI cable. You can actually see serial traffic on the LEDs to verify if the board is working.

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*Note: This is not an original Arduino brand product.

PRODUCT ID: 009000003

Weight: 5g
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edward  1 points - 8/17/2015
lol i been waiting for this ftdi for over a year..... and they just now tell me its back in stock.. hobby king is getting lax in restocking.. 1 year ago i was looking for one of these... but when i saw it was out of stock i clicked on the inform me.. 1 freaking year later i got a notice today that its back in stock.. wowo just wow... thats a super long time for a simple item thats vastly availible i dont buy off this site unless its something i cant find on ebay... this site has super high shipping rates.. you want to buy a led thats only 0.99 cents well shippings gunna cost you 6 dollars lol... this site needs to implement free shipping on cheaper stuff and shipping based on weight say 50 cents to ship or 1.25 cents... this site is only good for obscure things.. i go to ebay most the time to get what i need atleast there there is a point system and i get feedback and stuff is cheap
prowlingtiger  7 points - 12/31/2014
Seriously how does this website even exist. Literally 18 of the 23 items I want to purchase for my build are out of stock or back ordered. Not to mention the pain I have to go through to create separate orders because items are in different warehouses, amazon would be out of business if they had a checkout system like this. *HobbyKing* Fix your site and hire better Buyers who can make the right purchasing decisions for your company!
 Bassem 1 points
Totally agree.. seems they r having a real problem.
 blackcamo 16 points
must be that you want to order wrong items lol :D [oh sheet! it's on backorder, I wanted it too]
Nickschaos81  12 points - 12/25/2014
I had to search elsewhere to get this product. Google ftdi 5v or if your looking for the minimosd with this google minimosd with ftdi burner. There from what i have found there seems to be a 3v and 5v version. just search for the 5v version. As far as drivers that can be googled too. I have had no issues with bricking. Im pretty sure that from a buisness stand point it would be a bad model to brick counterfeit boards. after all its not the consumers fault if he is sold a bad board. so why would you ruin your own name , because even the customer might not know its counterfeit. Just my two cents. plus i think you can also get drivers here on hobbyking under files tab. Also check youtube. If you look up this ftdi chip or the minimosd there are several videos that will guide you where to get correct driver for ftdi. Lastly it is still an aurdino. so if you dont understand arduino and you dont put the correct sketch file or set the board up correctly while updateing the sketch file then it is completely possible to end up with a "bricked" board. But this can be fixed as well. Arduino is easy enough to understand. but is also easy to get confused . so again hit up the Youtube. Alot of helpful videos :) Hope that helped
Skylanders  97 points - 12/15/2014
Is this thing out of production? The "back order" button doesn't work. Are there alternatives?
 Skylanders 97 points
Would f.ex. "NEEWER FTDI Basic Breakout Arduino USB to TTL Upload Tool" work? It's on Amazon and eBay for about the same price, and in stock atm.
Dan  1 points - 12/1/2014
where can I download a driver for my ftdi usb adapter running Windows XP?
 lunithy 66 points
From ftdi but be careful they started bricking counterfeit ftdi chips
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one of the cheapest FTDI USB controller for Arduino

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Muito bom produto e ajuda bastante na hora em que se precisa de uma comunicacao usb/serial

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unbelievable, but it working. used for programming the ADSL modem and debag set-top box. chip works stably without Dr. price and excellent quality

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Ótimos, com bom acabamento e compatíveis com o Arduino, pois tem o pino DTR que é utilizado para o reset.

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Great and cheap little USB <-> RS232 converter (TTL voltage level). I soldered one into my Multiplex mc3030 transmitter, connected to its internal serial port. So I can backup the model memories with just o USB cable via laptop (additional software mc3030-manager required). Just ordered more of these...

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