Essential purchase! - the PICAXE USB download cable can be used with all PICAXE project boards and chip sizes, so purchase once and then use over and over again with all your PICAXE projects. This cable is also included within the starter packs.
Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux and Chromebooks.
This quality cable is a robust USB to 3.5mm jack plug cable, 1.8m long. The USB<>serial adapter wizardry, based on an FTDI converter chip, is a tiny miniature circuit securely moulded right inside the rectangular USB connector. This USB cable is a 5V logic level device, so works far better than a 'serial cable + universal USB-RS232 adapter' combination when, for instance, calibrating touch sensors with the PICAXE software.
- Always use your AXE027 USB cable in the same USB port on your computer. It will then always retain the same 'virtual COM port' number.
- Always insert the AXE027 USB cable before starting the PICAXE software.
- On Linux ensure you use the LinAXEpad 'modprobe' button after starting the software.
More details can be found in the Setting up your AXE027 USB download cable for first use page of our Getting Started section.
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