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    Quote Originally Posted by swingtan View Post
    For those that want to try replacing the female socket on the RS-232 converter with a male, this is what you should end up with....
    What camera did you use for those shots - very nice!
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    Swingtan, by the looks of it you have joined 1-4-6. Does this mean that a null modem gender bender would no longer be required and the standard efi live serial cable could be plugged straight into the new male DB9 plug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacky View Post
    What camera did you use for those shots - very nice!
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    Sony Cybershot with 11mm focal length, no flash and 0.5 second exposure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacky View Post
    What camera did you use for those shots - very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SV8346 View Post
    Sony Cybershot with 11mm focal length, no flash and 0.5 second exposure.
    Yes, "It's A Sony". I used my rather old Sony DSC-F707 for these shots. While it's a late 2000 vintage camera, it still holds its own against many current models. I have a Canon 20D but at times, the Sony is actually a better camera. The shots were cropped and balanced in "The GIMP" afterwards.

    Additional images from the Sony are Here.

    Oh, and it looks like someone knows how to read the EXIF data from the JPEG image

    Quote Originally Posted by SV8346 View Post
    Swingtan, by the looks of it you have joined 1-4-6. Does this mean that a null modem gender bender would no longer be required and the standard efi live serial cable could be plugged straight into the new male DB9 plug.
    Correct. The idea for this was to enable the adapter to allow the std. V2 serial cable to plug directly into the PLX. I wanted to do away with adapters to keep it clean and simple. The only problem with all this is that I then went and bought a TechEdge 2j1 which has the serial O/P built into the controller already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swingtan View Post
    Additional images from the Sony are Here.
    Looks like shots taken from Flinders Street Station. I'm getting homesick...
    (On closer inspection I should say, shots taken of Flinders Street Station from Southbank...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacky View Post
    Looks like shots taken from Flinders Street Station. I'm getting homesick...
    (On closer inspection I should say, shots taken of Flinders Street Station from Southbank...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacky View Post
    Looks like shots taken from Flinders Street Station. I'm getting homesick...Paul
    I know the feeling, mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MICK View Post
    I found my serial cable from EFILive and must say it is of good quality.

    The only thing I noticed was that I required a gender bender because the DB9 plug on the RS232 converter was male and so was the plug end on the EFIlive serial cable.

    You can make a cable but the EFiLive cable is to sweet.

    Look back through the threads and find the picture of the RJ12 plug and the phone jack, that will explain the RJ12 end.

    This was a pic I dug up on the RS232 Converter that I purchased, so it should give you a better idea on the DB9 end.

    Cheers

    Mick
    Did you find that the EFILive DB9/RJ12 cable worked with the gender bender? I got the impression that you are using ntae's configuration with the EFILive cable and a gender bender.

    Just trying to follow this thread. I ordered a Max232 board and want to modify my SM-AFR as well.
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    You DO know that the one that ntae has uses the MAX3232 chip,
    and NOT the MAX232 chip...
    Damn... I was not looking and ordered the one with the MAX232 chip, and
    forgot that it requires 5V as opposed to the 3.3 that the PLX has.

    UNLESS the PLX also has provision for 5v out as well... I didn't look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    You DO know that the one that ntae has uses the MAX3232 chip,
    and NOT the MAX232 chip...
    Damn... I was not looking and ordered the one with the MAX232 chip, and
    forgot that it requires 5V as opposed to the 3.3 that the PLX has.

    UNLESS the PLX also has provision for 5v out as well... I didn't look.
    Wolfie
    Per the folks @ PLX. I am just following along trying to figure out how to make it work with SM-AFR.
    http://www.forum.plxdevices.com/view...ghlight=serial
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