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Old 01-10-07, 04:03 PM
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Laptop Adapter and Cable???

What type of cable plugs into the serial port on the LTX8? I have the software, but need to plug my laptop into the thing... What type of cable plugs into the port. I have no desire to pay $90+ for the thing from Micotech. Is it somthing I could snag from radioshack or compusa?
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Old 01-10-07, 05:20 PM
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I think that you NEED the microtech adapter. I have not used the software/hardware yet personally from what I have read the maps are stored in the little adapter so it is a must.

That is how I understand it works maybe someone else with some more experience can chime in.
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Old 01-10-07, 05:29 PM
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Microtech is smarter than that.. The adapter is not something you can find at Radio Shack. You have to buy their part. I am a vendoe for them and I have the kit instock. $109.00 delivered. The kit includes: the adapter, 6 foot data cable, and CD-rom software.
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Originally Posted by Japan2LA
Microtech is smarter than that.. The adapter is not something you can find at Radio Shack. You have to buy their part. I am a vendoe for them and I have the kit instock. $109.00 delivered. The kit includes: the adapter, 6 foot data cable, and CD-rom software.
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For cable it's possible to find one at Radio Shack store?
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Cable? Maybe.... Adapter no way...
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The cable is just a serial cable, printers and just about anything uses it. the money maker is the adapter.
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Old 01-11-07, 10:23 AM
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Nice, I already have the software. My friend has the adapter ( I think). A serial cable cost $5- $10 anywhere...

Now are the maps stored on the adapter? or is it just an adapter???
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the cable comes standard with the microtech and is what saves the maps so you need their cable. for the laptop adapter it has a protocol built in so you need that to be able to communicate via the standalone to the laptop.

the only thing you can run with the system is a serial to USB adapter if your laptop doesn't have a serial port.
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