This is our new 2. generation serial to Bluetooth adapter. It is replacing the older UCBT232B adapter. This new version has an updated processor for better stability and performance, Bluetooth version 2.1, more functions and is more user friendly.
One major improvement is that the most common parameters such as baud rate, parity, stop bit, master/slave mode and flow control can be easily set by DIP switches on the back of the adapter. No need to connect the adapter to a PC and configure these parameters by AT commands.
Using a serial to Bluetooth adapter is a fast, easy and reliable way of connecting a serial device to a PC, or to link two piceses of serial equipment with each other by using two serial Bluetooth adapters linked together as a wireless cable replacement.
The communication range is up to 300 feet line of sight when using Class 1 Bluetooth devices, and since Bluetooth inherently has secure 128bit encryption you get a very good and secure communication link.
This Bluetooth serial adapter is a good all-round unit for general wireless RS232 communication with serial printers, building control, scales, office equipment, alarm and security devices, telescopes (tested with ASCOM drivers under Windows with Celestron and Meade telescope mounts and SkySafari on Android), CNC's and other manufacturing machinery. This adapter will also work with most Cisco routers and switches (tested with Cisco Catalyst 3560).
You can communicate with this serial Bluetooth adapter using a PC with built-in Bluetooth or by using an external USB Bluetooth dongle. The advantage of using one of these methods is that you will need only one serial Bluetooth adapter to setup a communication link with a PC.
If you need a direct cable replacement which automatically links two serial devices together without using a PC then you can use two adapters linked together as a pair.
The adapter can be powered by the included USB cable, through screw terminals or through the DB9 connector.
Each package contains one Bluetooth serial adapter which works as a full duplex transceiver, meaning it can both transmit and receive data. You will need two of these Bluetooth serial adapters to setup a communication link unless you already have a built-in or external Bluetooth dongle. Take a look at our detailed setup examples to see how this adapter can be setup.
Simplified setup examples:
- Easy parameter configuration by DIP switches
- Internal antenna
- Bluetooth version 2.1
- Power options: USB, screw terminals or DB9
- Works with most mobile devices / operating systems
- DCE/DTE controlled by switch
- LED indication lights
- Works with most serial RS232 devices
- Full duplex, can send and receive at the same time
- Many advanced features
- Works with Cisco routers and switches
- Serial Bluetooth adapter
- USB cable (for power)
||Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME, 98, Linux, Mac, Android
|Works with iPad/iPod?
||No, however it does work with most other Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets and devices
||CSR BlueCore4 model BC417
||1200, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200, 230400, 460800, 921600
||1 or 2
||7 or 8
||None, odd, even
|Data buffer size
||Class 1 Bluetooth: up to 330 feet (100 meters) in open space
||TX, RX and Power
||Serial Port Profile (SPP)
||PIN code available for pairing
|Parameters configurable by
Terminal software such as Tera Term or Putty
||TX, RX, CTS, RTS, GND
||Configurable by software (on/off)
|NMEA 183 compatible
|Works with Cisco products
||Yes, routers and switches (tested with Cisco Catalyst 3560)
|Works with Windows 2008/20012 Server?
||No, Windows Server does not have built-in Bluetooth drivers
|Can pair while serial interface receives data
|Full duplex RS232
||Yes, can send and receive simultaneously both when connected over Bluetooth and when used in pairs.
|Number of slaves per master
||1-port female D-Sub 9-pin
||V2.1 Class 1 (up to 300 feet)
||2.4GHz – 2.4835 GHz ISM Band
||1.600/sec, 1MHz channel space
||GFSK-1, DQPSK-2, 8-DPSK-3 Mbps
||Max. 18dBm (class 1)
||-86 dBm typical
||max 1 to 2 dBi
- Mini USB cable (5VDC)
- DB9 connector Pin 9 (5.0VDC, 1.0A)
- Screw terminal connector (5.0 – 40VDC)
|| -13°F to 185°F (-25°C to 85°C)
||87 x 33 x 16 mm
|Total package weight
For alternative wireless serial solutions please see our full selection of wireless RS232 adapters.