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by HalfNormal
Thu May 18, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Serial Communication
Topic: CH340 TTL to Serial for programming
Replies: 6
Views: 18594

Re: CH340 TTL to Serial for programming

Received the FTDI board today and it worked like a charm. Loaded a few examples without an issue. Now on to the hard stuff! Just for giggles I tried the CH340 again for comparison. It connects but no matter what the baud is set to, it spits out garbage. No wonder it does not know it is connected. I ...
by HalfNormal
Tue May 16, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Serial Communication
Topic: CH340 TTL to Serial for programming
Replies: 6
Views: 18594

Re: CH340 TTL to Serial for programming

The CH340 boards are showing as com3. The ones I have do not have a DTR signal out. I am sure I could hack the board but will do so at another time. I will use the FTDI board for now and keep it simple.
by HalfNormal
Tue May 16, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Serial Communication
Topic: CH340 TTL to Serial for programming
Replies: 6
Views: 18594

Re: CH340 TTL to Serial for programming

After doing some more reading on the site and the forums it seems that the BASIC software looks for the FTDI driver. I have an USB to 9 PIN RS232 converter that is not recognized either. So as not to waste any more time, I did purchase a programming dongle from the site. Yes it more expensive but it...
by HalfNormal
Mon May 15, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Serial Communication
Topic: CH340 TTL to Serial for programming
Replies: 6
Views: 18594

CH340 TTL to Serial for programming

I purchased a few of the PROstart boards and I am trying to communicate with them. I have CH340 boards that I use with Arduinos but I am not having any luck with the PROstart. Due to the issues with the genuine FTDI chips, I now only use the CH340. Will I have to find a FTDI programming dongle? The ...