qlwiki:downsway_electronics_rs232_to_centronics_converter

DOWNSWAY Electronics RS232 to Centronics converter

The DOWNSWAY Electronics RS232 to Centronics converter was another serial to parallel printer interface.

As with the Care Electronics Printer Interface, this version had an adjustable baud rate (default was 9600 baud) which was a useful innovation, as (without Minerva and SuperHERMES), both of the QL's serial ports operate at the same baud rate, meaning that you could not easily use a printer at the same time as other serial equipment (such as a modem).

Unusually, the interface also supported 19200 baud for fast printers.


Title: DOWNSWAY Electronics RS232 to Centronics converter
Interface Type: Serial to Parallel Convertor
Connection: QL Serial Ports
Through-Connector: No
Manufacturer: Downsway Electronics UK Ltd
Year First Sold: 1985
Original Price: £31.95
Download Manual: Unknown
Accompanying Software: None

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