Telescopes and Telescope Accessories from Celestron, Meade, iOptron, Zhumell and More at Telescopes.com
1-800-303-5873
GUEST#   0
Telescopes Super Sale

Meade Telescope to PC Bridge Cable

Item# MEAD083
 
5.0

(12 Ratings)

Customer Q & A
Details & Dimensions
Guarantee & Returns

Description

The 30-inch, USB to RS232 bridge cable adapter permits connection of Meade ETX-, DS2000-, LX90- and LX200-Series telescopes to a PC via USB port. Many new laptop computers do not have RS232 serial ports and offer the faster USB ports instead. With this bridge cable, you can make the USB connection anyway. Driver software compatible with Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 or XP is included. This software essentially creates a virtual serial port on your computer. To complete the connection, however, you'll also need a Meade connector cable set.


CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

Supplier Sku:
07507

Dimensions & Specifications

Warranty

1 Year

Brand

Meade

Telescope Accessories Series

Meade Software and Cables

International Shipping

Canada

Celestron Sky Maps
$26.95
Celestron Sky Maps
Nightwatch Book
$27.98
Nightwatch Book
Meade #506 AstroFinder Software and Cable Connector Kit for ETX 70/80AT and DS2000 Series Telescopes
$39.99
Meade #506 AstroFinder Software and Cable Connector Kit for ETX 70/80AT and DS2000 Series Telescopes
Celestron NexStar+ Hand Controllers
$99.95
Celestron NexStar+ Hand Controllers
Celestron Cable NexStar telescopes to RS-232 Port
$19.95
Celestron Cable NexStar telescopes to RS-232 Port

The Perfect Accessories

Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Meade Telescope to PC Bridge Cable
 
5.0

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)

      Reviewed by 12 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-10

      Back to top

      Previous | Next »

       
      5.0

      This product works as advertised!

      By Dean the amateur

      from Bucksport, ME

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Meade Telescope to PC Bridge Cable:

        The firmware in my LX-200 corrupted. It was then necessary to download the current software from the Meade website into the telescope. However, my laptop does not have a serial port; therefore, I had to purchase the adapter that allows the connection of a USB port to a serial interface. It works great! Enough said.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Telescope to USB

        By Mark

        from Williamson, GA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Meade Telescope to PC Bridge Cable:

          Did what it needed to do! Just wish they would include in the software package, and not hit you up for another 40 dollars!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works perfectly in Vista!

          By Pcenginefx

          from Renton, WA

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Widely Compatible Adapter

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Meade Telescope to PC Bridge Cable:

            I wanted to hook up my Meade LXD-75 SN-8AT to my new laptop but didn't have a serial port so I ordered this adapter which worked perfectly in Windows Vista.

             
            5.0

            A breeze to install--works like a charm!

            By Rog

            from Roanoke, VA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast installation
            • Reliable operation

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Meade Telescope to PC Bridge Cable:

              This bridge allows me to connect my Meade LXD75 telescope to my laptop computer.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              USB interface cable with Vista

              By Carol Hazlett

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Meade Telescope to PC Bridge Cable:

              Since buying a new computer with Windows Vista I can not get the USB interface to work. Vista has removed all the tools that were previously used to troubleshoot com port problems. I have tried to find answers in many of the user forums for Meade telescopes but while a lot of people are having this problem nobody seems to have the answer. Meade does not have the answer either, they said they were "working on it", but gave me no timeline.

               
              5.0

              An excellent

              By Len Roughgarden

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Meade Telescope to PC Bridge Cable:

              My wife scoffed when I told her that "someday" I'd be sitting in the living room controlling my telescope outside. And then the USB to RS232 Bridge arrived. From the time I opened the package to the time I "drove" the telescope with my laptop (XP SP2 and Meade Astrofinder) was about 10 minutes. Installation and setup couldn't be easier. Having the ability to connect directly from my laptop to the telescope has made planning and executing a night of viewing extremely pleasant and rewarding.



              And my wife? Needless to say she was not only impressed, she's even picked out her own viewing choices on the laptop software and executed a few "point and clicks". It's definitely a "must have" if you want to leverage all the capabilities of a GOTO telescope and a personal computer!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              USB-RS232 bridge cable

              By Mike Scherman

              from Undisclosed

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Meade Telescope to PC Bridge Cable:

              For those whose newer laptops have USB 1.0 and 2.0 only, I recommend getting the USB-RS-232 bridge cable to allow serial port emulation. I used this cable on my Meade LXD75 Goto mount and it worked rather well. The software driver works well with XP and allowed me to update the firmware on the hand unit.

               
              5.0

              Works great

              By Keith Yohn

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Meade Telescope to PC Bridge Cable:

              The USB to RS232 converter worked great. It is a must have accessory now that more and more computers are coming without serial ports.

               
              5.0

              Notebook Use with Cable

              By Steven Snyder

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Meade Telescope to PC Bridge Cable:

              The link works great with my HP notebook and makes viewing something much less time consuming. It also makes everything much more portable.

               
              5.0

              USB to RS-232 Bridge Cable

              By Bob Weaver

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Meade Telescope to PC Bridge Cable:

              It basically does what it is suppose to do. No negative issue to this point.

              Displaying reviews 1-10

              Back to top

              Previous | Next »

              Customer Q & A

              Q1: What is the total length of this "USB to RS-232 Bridge Cable"? How many do you have in stock?

              A: the length of the cable is 30".

              Q2: My laptop has only a CD drive. Do the driers come on a CD or on a Floppy disk?

              A: The driver will be on a cd.

              Ask a Question  

              Don't see the answer you need? Ask a Product Expert! The answer will be emailed to you and then posted here.

              Satisfaction Guaranteed
              1-800-303-5873
              GUEST#   0
              Hayneedle, Inc., Internet Shopping, Omaha, NE
              Telescopes.com is a Hayneedle Inc. store. Copyright 2007 - 2015 , Hayneedle Inc., all rights reserved.