Isolated USB to Serial

September 18, 2015 / News

Protect your connection with isolated ultra-small and strong USB to Serial

Liverpool, UK – 17th
September 2015:
Brainboxes releases the US-159 small profile USB to
Serial device with isolation. We have given our customers the ‘just works’
reliable USB to Serial connection they have come to expect from Brainboxes but
with the added security of isolation, perfect for demanding industrial environments.

The US-159 gives an RS-232 serial connection on one end with
a high retention USB connection of the other. All connections are
electronically isolated from one another in our smallest toughest case yet.

The US-159 case is in our ultra-small form factor, and can cope with
industrial temperatures, is IP50 rated and has a high retention USB connection.
Really tough, can’t be snapped or crushed and is well sealed limiting ingress
from dirt and moisture and works from -40°C to +80°C (-40°F to +176°F).


Isolation prevents electrical damage to your expensive
equipment. The US-159 has 2kV of isolation protecting from high voltage spikes,
and ground potential difference. With all the different equipment and power
sources factories are environments where power spikes and disturbances can be a
common problem. Isolation can go a long way to protecting your equipment from
these variations.

Increasingly laptops come without serial ports and small
form factor PCs are losing ports too. Many substandard USB to Serial solutions
are unreliable. Customers reported to us that they need add on products to be
as small as possible as they were often limited for space. They also needed a
strong connection as the product was taking the weight of a heavy Serial cable.

Robust High Retention USB B Type Connector has a withdrawal
force of 3.2lbs. (15N) making it 50% stronger than traditional USB. High
retention eliminates accidental disconnections and the USB connector won’t snap
under weight of connecting cables. High retention cables give the secure
connection of an integrated solution but still have the flexibility of the
detachable/changeable cables.

If you’ve used our USB to Serial products before you’ll know
the software is trouble free, with great compatibility and works where many
others fail. That same software, with drivers for all latest Microsoft OS
including Windows 8.1 comes with the US-159.

The US-159 with isolation is a good choice for environments
with lots of electrical interference, but it can be used in any of the
following environments for added piece of mind: Banking, Configuration for
System Admins, Maintenance engineers, Configuring PLC and CNC machines, CAD
systems, Broadcast, Home automation, small form factor embedded PCs with
limited expansion options. It’s for anyone who needs a portable Serial port
they can depend on when they are on site.

Stronger, smaller, smarter – our best ever USB to Serial.


Read more about the US-159 or view the datasheet