Which RS232 Cable Is Suitable For Set Top Boxes & Satellite Receivers For Software Downloading ? Find Right RS232 Cable For Firmware Update ?

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Introduction

Lots of people downloads or uploads the softwares in Set Top Box or Satellite Receivers daily. They often get confused when specially they need to select right RS232 Cables for stbs or receiver. Where RS232 full form is Recommended Standard Number 232.

Also they gets confuse when they do not found the RS232 Serial Port on rear panel of set top box or satellite receiver.

If you are also facing the same problem then today you are on right track. Because in this article we will clear all your confusions in selecting right RS232 Cable for your Set Top Box or Satellite Receiver or Decoder.

Let now discuss step by step solution of problems,

How To Find RS232 Port Of Set Top Box When Its not Available on Rear Panel ?

This is very common problem if you see front panel or rear panel of a set top box or a satellite receiver and you do not found any serial port RS232 on it then you need to open the set top box cover.

So when you will open the set top box cover then you will find its PCB (Printed Circuit Borad) Plate.

Now you need to find out 3 PIN Connector inside it. Which can be like this as shown in the image below,

So there can be various types of these RS232 Connectors inside a stb or satellite receiver. Lets discuss more about it,

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How Many Types Of RS232 Connectors Can Be On STBs & What Are Supported Cable For Them ?

There can be various type of serial connectors inside and outside of stbs. We are covering all of them below in this article,

(1) On Body 9 PIN Serial Port Male

As shown above in the image there is 9 PIN Male RS232 serial port. Which is used to download or upload the software in the stb. It is available on the rear panel of stb.

Now you may ask,

Which RS232 Cable Will Support For This Type Of Port ?

In this case if you want to upload or download the software or release in stb then you need to use following two cables,

(A) RS232 To RS232 Female

 RS232 To RS232 Female RS232 Cables stb

(B) RS232 To USB Cable

rs232 to usb converter

Where,

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first cable will convert your RS232 Male connector into RS232 Female Connector.

Then second cable will convert your RS232 Female Connector into USB Cable (This Cable Require Its own Driver CD). So that you can plug in this USB cable into your laptop.

After that you need install the software in your laptop to download the software in receiver.

NOTE : Second Cable which is Male RS232 to USB will require its own cable driver CD to install.

(2) On Body 9 PIN Serial Port Female

As shown above in the image this is Terristrial Receiver. It is having RS232 9 PIN Female Serial Port.

Now you may ask,

Which RS232 Cable Will Support For This Type Of Port ?

Here in this case you need to use RS232 9 PIN Male to USB Cable for downloading or uploading the software in this receiver. The Cable is give below,

rs232 cable to usb

(3) On Body 3 PIN Serial Port

stb rs 232 port upgrade backup

This type of the PIN found on the body ( rear panel or front panel or side ) of the stb or a satellite receiver. Which is shown above in the image.

So there are three Standard RS232 Male PINs available on the rear panel of stb.

You may ask,

Which RS232 Cable Will Support For This Type Of Port ?

In this case you can use following two types of cables,

(A) 3 PIN RS232 female to RS232 Female Connector Cable

3 PIN RS232 female to RS232 Female Connector Cable RS232 Cables stb

(B) 3 PIN RS232 female to RS232 Male Connector Cable

3 PIN RS232 female to RS232 Male Connector Cable RS232 Cables stb

It is totally up to you which one cable you want to use for your receiver. Because both cables are supported.

(4) On Body 3.5mm Connector To Serial Port Female

3.5mm stereo RS232 jack for stb software download wezone m8

As shown above in the photo this is 3.5mm stereo RS232 jack for software download in set top box. This is smart jack comes in android set top boxes like Wezone M8 Set Top Box.

You may ask now,

Which RS232 Cable Will Support For This Type Of Port ?

It will support male three pole 3.5mm jack stereo connector cable to RS232 Female port. Which is shown below in the image,

male three pole 3.5mm jack stereo connector cable to RS232 Female port

(5) On Board 3 Mini PIN Serial Port

On Board 3 Mini PIN Serial Port

As shown above in the image after opening the stb we found a white color connector. Which is called the 3 Mini PIN RS232 Serial Port. This connector can also be in cream color.

You may ask,

Which RS232 Cable Will Support For This Type Of Port ?

In this case you need to use small pin serial connector cable. Which we can called as 3 Mini PIN RS232 Serial Port Female Connector Cable.

So there are two types of cables which you can use.

(A) 3 Mini PIN RS232 Serial Port Female Connector Cable

 3 Mini PIN RS232 Serial Port Female Connector Cable RS232 Cables stb

(B) 3 Mini PIN RS232 Serial Port Male Connector Cable

3 Mini PIN RS232 Serial Port Male Connector Cable RS232 Cables stb

Thus Both Male and Female cables are supported. It is up to you which one you want to use. If you are using male cable then you need to also use Female to Female cable.

(6) On Board 4 Mini PIN Serial Port

On Board 4 Mini PIN Serial Port

When you open the stb or satellite receiver then on the PCB plate you will found this connector. This is called the 4 Mini PIN RS232 Serial Port Connector.

You may ask,

Which RS232 Cable Will Support For This Type Of Port ?

As we have seen in the image there is white color 3 pin mini connector. Which can be creamy in color.

It can support two types of cables mentioned below,

(A) 4 Mini PIN RS232 Female Serial Connector Cable

 4 Mini PIN RS232 Female Serial Connector Cable RS232 Cables stb

(B) 4 Mini PIN RS232 Male Serial Connector Cable

4 Mini PIN RS232 Male Serial Connector Cable RS232 Cables stb

It is up to you which one you want to use Male or Female cable. In case you are using male cable then you need to also use Female to Female serial cable for it.

(7) On Board 3 Dots Serial Port

On Board 3 Dots Serial Port

Some types of STBs and satellite receivers have only 4 dots of RS232 serial port. There are not any kind of PINs available on this port.

You need to soldier only three cables in a particular format. Other side of this cable’s connector is RS232 9 PIN Female connector.

You may ask,

Which RS232 Cable Will Support For This Type Of Port ?

You need to use RS232 DB9 Female to free end connector cable. Where these free ends of this cable you need to soldier on PCB as shown below,

3 free pin to rs232 cable for stb software download

This is Standard cable for software downloading in the set top box. Which enable you to select order of pins of STB for your cable. Thus this standard cable can used in various types of STBs.

(*) Dont Know Which Cable Will Support ?

If still you have any confusion about your set top box or satellite receiver or terrestrial receiver that which cable will support your box?

Then you can do one thing, send us snapshot of your set top box on this whatsapp number +91 8239222444 then our team will guide you for your right RS232 cable.

NOTE : We have explained here both Male and Female supported cables for each type of chipset. If you wants to use Male Cable then you need to use one extra cable to download or upload the software in receiver.

Conclusion Of RS232 Cables For stbs

We have discussed above various RS232 cables for stbs or pin connectors and supported cables for satellite receivers. Where your firmware or software file extension can .bin file or .abs file.

There are various Make available in the market they design their PCB differently by following connector standards. That is why some PCBs have on board RS232 connector for which you need to open the stb body.

While others have on body Serial port for which you need not to open the stbs. So we explained here all RS232 cables for stbs or satellite receivers or terrestrial receivers.

Thus is all about the RS232 Cable STB , RS232 cable to USB etc. If you want to buy RS232 cable then visit All RS232 Cables For STB

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