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PSX Serial Cable

Post by danhans42 » August 16th, 2013, 3:33 am

I have a quantity of PSX link cables that I recently acquired and wondered if any users would like to purchase a pre-made USB cable for use with PSX Serial.

Would be something like this but with the PCB having a form of cable restraint and heatshrink to protect the PCB.

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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by mrhaboobi » August 16th, 2013, 9:31 am

Yup, would be keen, assume i can just plug direct into PC side and connect using sicons..

Of course i setill need a solution for my psone which is what i really want to use..

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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by danhans42 » August 16th, 2013, 10:01 am

The above solution does not work with SIOCONS, as it is not wired for handshaking.

I intend to make one for SIOCONS which would be more expensive as I would need to either..

a) retrofit the RTS/CTS and DTR/DSR pins to the above and add 7400 series to invert handshaking, more time and would involve directly soldering to the QFN USB UART chip - tricky.

b) use a more expensive FTDI232 module with full handshaking, which also doesnt need the 7400 due to being able to adjust the settings with FTDIprog.

I will also if wanted make either a kit or premodified PAL motherboards for PSOne.

Just depends on how cheap I can source parts.
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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by danhans42 » January 23rd, 2014, 5:34 am

Just a quick update.

Sold a few of these now and they work very well. They are currently priced at 13.50UKP including postage to most of Europe.


I have a prototype siocons cable which looks the same as above but works very well with the yaroze environment in dosbox.

These will be available from next week.
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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by hellfire2345 » January 23rd, 2014, 2:02 pm

I'm interested in buying one of these. How/where do you accept payment? Do you ship to the US/Canada?

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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by danhans42 » January 23rd, 2014, 7:59 pm

I take PayPal or bank transfer. Can ship to US or Canada no problem at all. Price for the standard PSXSERIAL cable to US/Canada would be 15.50UKP including shipping by Airmail (typically around 5 days)

Payment by PayPal is as a gift or add 3percent to cover fees.

Drop me a PM if you want to order one.
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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by jman » March 6th, 2014, 3:15 am

I just got one of these cables, it works great.
The installation is very quick, the drivers are downloadable from a link on Dan's blog.

The Windows driver works. The Linux driver they provide is waaay outdated and should be ignored. The latest driver is already present as module cp210x in the Linux kernel so it works out of the box.

Also thanks for the fast shipping :-)

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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by samspin » November 3rd, 2014, 5:22 am

I'd like to buy one of these. I already have a Net Yaroze cable but it appears to be faulty as bi-directional functionality doesn't seem to be working. The console detects the PC, the PC does not detect the console :( . Tried on multiple PC's/consoles/operating systems. Tried a pure serial COM port on an old Windows XP tower as well as modern Serial-to-USB adapter on a modern PC. Still doesn't work. No obvious signs of damage/missing wires inside either.
So... if you still have some of these custom cables in stock, could I buy one?
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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by Matthew Montano » July 27th, 2016, 3:00 pm

Hello. If you wanted to for some reason, could you use this as a USB charging cable if you made the USB a female end? Thank you!

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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by danhans42 » August 15th, 2016, 5:04 am

No you couldn't. The power for the circuit comes from the USB port of the connected computer. It isn't wired to take power from the PlayStation SIO port.
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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by DVD » August 22nd, 2016, 11:46 pm

This is really interesting, can you explain what could I do with this cable? Thanks and sorry for my lack of knowledge :D

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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by TombFan1996 » September 18th, 2018, 2:50 am

Hi, I am interested in buying one of these, are they still available for purchase?

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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by Shadow » September 20th, 2018, 8:04 pm

Nah, we don't make them anymore :(
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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by LameGuy64 » September 21st, 2018, 8:09 pm

You should be able to make one easily using a 3.3v USB TTL adapter and either butchering a PS1 link cable or salvaging a link cable connector from a dead PS1 and use a link cable to connect the TTL adapter to your PS1.

If you're using the cable butcher method make sure the Tx and Rx wires are crossed but keep it straight if you're using the link cable connector method as the cable already crosses those lines.
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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by patzer » April 12th, 2020, 3:18 am

Hello Dan, I'm interestwd to buy one of these cables. If you got any left hit me up.

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Re: PSX Serial Cable

Post by NDR008 » May 22nd, 2020, 8:16 am

Anyone know where I can buy these cables now?

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