CX-24 Connection via USB to serial converter

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Re: CX-24 Connection via USB to serial converter

Post by hanssc » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:34 am

Hello Forum,
I needed to adapt a Stika 12 from DB25 printer cable to USB and used a C2G brand USB1284 DB25 parallel printer adapter cable. It has a built in printer driver. I followed the simple instructions for installation and then for locating and installing the correct driver (downloaded from the Roland site for the Win 7 64 OS) and everything is working. Astonishingly it all took only 15 minutes. I was prepared for a long puzzle.
Hope this helps the next person who has to do this.
I assume that the same principles would apply to the larger cutters.
Take care,

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Re: CX-24 Connection via USB to serial converter

Post by Kai Perry » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:08 am

Hi Hans,

Which Stika series are you referring to, STX, SX or SV ?
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Re: CX-24 Connection via USB to serial converter

Post by steve jones » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:25 am

I just acquired a backup xp laptop to run my cx24 which I had 8 years. I can't find the right settings for the port. I can't get the cutter to communicate with the laptop, so I booted up my other working, xp lap top to see the correct settings for the port ( usb) while I was inspecting the working laptop, I accidently hit a port setting, and now I got TWO laptops that don't work!!! Help !! What on earth is with these tempermental devises?

I have gone down the ports and have tried every conceivable combination, ( I think) I know the cable is good. I plugged in different combonations of the ports too. I rebooted, you name it. I know the thing works . What should I try doing? I make my living with this, so I have got to get it working soon., Thanks, Steve Jones

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Re: CX-24 Connection via USB to serial converter

Post by Patrick Thorn » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:40 am

Maybe our Roland ME-US3 Interface would do the job.
It works with all the 3D machines with the same serial port settings we use on other machines.
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ME-US3 Adaptor
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Cheap converters do not generally work, unless your a PC boffin or really lucky.

Call 0845 230 9060 to order one and solve your problems.
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Re: CX-24 Connection via USB to serial converter

Post by wheyItsDan » Mon May 27, 2019 10:44 am

I know it's an old post, but if anyone else still trying to use these old plotters like me i got it working.

Maybe there is a way to use in Windows 10 but i couldn't get it to work. However i did get it working with a USB to Serial adapter on my laptop and Windows XP with CorelDraw X5 on a virtual machine.

i used:

usb to serial adapter - (most prolific chips should work fine)
crossover serial cable - (i actually just modified the 9pin-25pin adapter by switching 2 pins around by soldering)
VM windows XP
normal CM-24 drivers
Coreldraw X5

Serial settings that worked for me:
Baud rate: 9600
Parity: none/off
Data bit: 8
Stop bit: 2

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