Driving an SSR through a Serial Port

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fester225

Joined Nov 11, 2008
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I was going to drive my Solid State Relay from a printer port, but I'm limited to working with an XP system, and XP doesn't like to give direct access to the printer ports.

What about driving an SSR through a Serial Port in an XP system? (I'm controlling a bell.) I assume there's something on a serial port which can be directly controlled from software. Is there any handshaking to do?
 

KMoffett

Joined Dec 19, 2007
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The USB module was just an alternative for the serial port, if you could get it to work. :)

Ken
 

beenthere

Joined Apr 20, 2004
15,808
XP has nothing to do with it. Use any language that gives low-level hardware access.
 
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