OneTouch glucose meter USB interface cable

Started by ramack, Jan 16, 2005, 21:38

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Yes old topic.  But wanted to comment on last post in case somebody runs across this thread in future as these meters and the over priced cables are still being sold.

I ordered both cables mentioned in previous post.  Got the serial data cable today.  Tried plugging it into computer serial port directly.  Yea I have an old computer!  Software couldnt find meter.  I assume this latest version of software only looks for usb ports??? Or converter cable chipset??

The serial to usb converter cable is on its way via slow boat from China so try again then.  It has the PL2303 chip so assume it mimics actual serial port rather than the HID port mentioned.

This is only webpage where I found the suggestion of serial data cable + converter cable mentioned.  And I think its great suggestion if it still works.  Hate to think how many people been ripped off buying either the way overpriced official OneTouch cable or the somewhat overpriced knockoff cable now available several places on Amazon.