Using a serial to USB converter with groov EPIC

Posted by Janice Colmer on Dec 11, 2019 8:26:04 AM

This newly released video walks you through using a serial to USB converter with your groov EPIC PR1 controller.

In our latest video, Applications Engineer Ben Orchard is back to give you step-by-step instructions for reading serial data via the EPIC's USB port with a RS-232 to USB converter.

To show you how this works, Ben uses the groov EPIC Learning Center (GRV-EPIC-LC) and a GPS device that outputs an
RS-232 data string. 

Video: Serial to USB converter with groov EPICWhat kind of converter can you use?
  • An authentic FTDI device
  • RS-232
  • RS-422
  • RS-485
  • Or a powered USB hub to expand your options
What do you want to do with your data?

Hint: it depends on your application...

You'll see how to set up each of these options.

Ready to get started? Watch and learn now!


Topics: Training, serial, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center

Written by Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for more than 16 years and is part of the marketing team that strives to share new and relevant content with the automation industry. She enjoys books, camping, country music, and spending time with family and friends.
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