Description: This is a USB to TTL Serial Cable which allows for a simple way to connect TTL interface devices to USB. The I/O pins of this cable are configured to operate at 3.3V specifically with a Raspberry Pi with each serial pin broken apart. Thanks to its separated pins, this cable is a perfect candidate for powering, connecting, and accessing the login and debug console on the Raspberry Pi.
The FTDI cable is designed around an FT232, which is housed in a USB-A connector. The other side of the cable is terminated with a separated 4-pin connector with the following pinout: RX (Yellow), TX (Orange), VCC (Red), and GND (Black). A link to the FTDI drivers can be found in the Documents section below.
Note: Please be aware that while the I/O pins in this cable operate at 3.3V, the VCC pin is 5V. The VCC pin is NOT 3.3V like the I/O pins.
Based on 13 ratings:
This product works well, but I thought it was regulating the USB 5V down to 3.3V. I realize now that I didn’t read closely enough.
I bought this to connect to my Raspberry Pi console. After a little experimentation, it worked fine (connect Tx to Rx; not Tx to Tx).
I found it reliable and easy to connect.
Performs right out of the box, good driver support from the manufacturer!
And here’s why …
needed an out-of-the-box solution for communicating with the UART on an Atmel XMEGA eval board.
This thing was plug in and go.
no fuss, no muss.
What else can I say?
This cable is a great price and great value. I used it to build a usb programming cradle for fire dept Motorola minitor 3 and 4 pagers. Works flawlessly after updating the drivers from the product page. The shipping was fast and packing was super.
Very happy with the purchase! The cable assembly is very reliable and we have had no issues!
I hate ftdi i feel dirty for buying a product from them. I wish they used a cp2012 or anything else but evil ftdi.
Buy three, you know you’ll need them.
It’s doing what was supposed to do, the connection from place A to B.
Works like advertised