TC-08 (serial version) powered by laptop

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John Ewing

TC-08 (serial version) powered by laptop

Post by John Ewing » Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:32 am

I am wondering whether my laptop computer has sufficient capacity to power the TC-08 from the serial port. Soon after connecting the TC-08 I found that the serial port was no longer functioning. Fortuneately the suppliers repaired the laptop under warranty - it required replacement of the motherboard! There is no separate serial board as there is on a standard p.c.

Just a coincidence? Or has anyone had similar experience.
Don't want to risk another expensive repair - at my cost this time.


Post by Sarah » Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:32 am


Thank you for your post, I am sorry that you have been seeing problems.

The TC-08 should not damage the serial port of the laptop. If you are worried however, you could use a USB to Serial port adaptor and thus use it on a USB interface.

Hope this helps

Best Regards

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