Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope
RS-232 connection

RS or Recommended Standard-232, also known as EIA232 standard, is a standard for computer data communications introduced in 1960 by EIA (Electronic Industries Alliance). Today, the most personal computers have the capability of utilizing this form of data communications. The RS-232 standard supports two connectors, the 25 pin DB-25 connector and the 9 pin DB-9 connector.

RS-232 has had three revisions, including RS-232C, RS-232D (EIA232D) and EIA232E.

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