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  • Instructions for making your own data cable

    I just did this tonight and it worked perfectly.

    HERE are the instructions on how to wire up your own data cable.
    The above link worked for me but not others (I am using a PCI serial port - I wonder if it does not work if you are using usb to serial)
    Ths first link should work. You must make sure you put the rj12 end to end and the colors match in the picture. I have done 2 like the first link above and they work.

    If that one does not work, then try HERE

    NOTE
    I suggest not inserting the pin into the db9 connector until you know everything is working
    Last edited by Blade; June 11th, 2014, 06:22 AM.
    Cheers,
    Bob
    Web site | Help Desk | Feature Requests | Message Board

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    Hi Bob,

    There's a link mid-way on the page that says "ALPHA/BetaBrite Users - If you have an Alpha or a BetaBrite sign, you cannot use this adapter! Instead, see the Alpha sign cable adapter construction instructions. Did you make the one on that main page or the linked page?

    Thanks
    Al
    HS 3.0.0.548: 1990 Devices 1172 Events
    Z-Wave 3.0.1.262: 126 Nodes on one Z-Net

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    • #3
      You can ignore that. It worked fine for me. Only 3 wires are hooked to the DB9 (pin 2,3, and 5)
      Cheers,
      Bob
      Web site | Help Desk | Feature Requests | Message Board

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      • #4
        Ok, thanks.

        Cheers
        Al
        HS 3.0.0.548: 1990 Devices 1172 Events
        Z-Wave 3.0.1.262: 126 Nodes on one Z-Net

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        • #5
          Hi Bob,

          The instructions on the first page (using the yellow, green and red wires) did not work for me. I had to use the instructions on the linked page (using the blue, green and red wires) to make it work (also shown here: http://www.max-headroom.com/home-the...e-theater.html) Not sure why mine works differently than yours.

          Cheers
          Al
          HS 3.0.0.548: 1990 Devices 1172 Events
          Z-Wave 3.0.1.262: 126 Nodes on one Z-Net

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          • #6
            I wonder if you are using a usb to serial
            Mine is a PCI serial port
            Cheers,
            Bob
            Web site | Help Desk | Feature Requests | Message Board

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            • #7
              Hi Bob,

              It's a regular serial port.

              Cheers
              Al
              HS 3.0.0.548: 1990 Devices 1172 Events
              Z-Wave 3.0.1.262: 126 Nodes on one Z-Net

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              • #8
                Pre-made Cable for Beta-Brite

                For those that don't want to make there own cable...I bought this off of eBay. Works perfectly!

                http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beta-Brite-M...t/360771143524
                Bryan
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                • #9
                  Your message to the future

                  Originally posted by TechHA View Post
                  For those that don't want to make there own cable...I bought this off of eBay. Works perfectly!

                  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beta-Brite-M...t/360771143524
                  Your message to the future arrived four years later and saved me trouble - thank you. Took the description from the dead Ebay sale & used to get one from Amazon...
                  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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