Homebrew ex-link cable question

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captnemo
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Homebrew ex-link cable question

Post by captnemo » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:36 am

Hi all,

This is my first post here, so I'm a noob!
I want to connect my 55Q8F to my Mac Mini using the Ex-Link port and a usb to serial adapter.
I want to use this (http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewtopic. ... ng+ex+link) plugin to controll my TV:


I bought this: FT232 3.3-5V TTL USB Serial Port Adapter
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White: RX (3.3V)
Green: TX (3.3V)
Zwart: GND (min)

How should I solder these to my 3.5 audio plug. Should the white RX cable go to the tip ore the ring?
The black one is obvious, but i's strugling to figure out the rx / tx part.

I tried both combinations, but I can't get it to communicate with my Mac.
So knowing the wiring is right makes the rest of the troubleshooting easier hopefullt.

BTW I have enabled the Hotel mode, set the RS232 port to UART and disabled Anynet+
No luck so far! Am I missing something?

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Re: Homebrew ex-link cable question

Post by zoelechat » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:43 am

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captnemo
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Re: Homebrew ex-link cable question

Post by captnemo » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:55 pm

So this will not work?
zoelechat wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:43 am
No TTL
Ex-Link Cable for J/K/M/Q Series

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Re: Homebrew ex-link cable question

Post by zoelechat » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:47 pm

Yours won't, as long as you use TTL.
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