LoopBack Plug


     

     

    Loopback Plug
    Figure 2 : Loopback Plug Wiring Diagram

     

    This loopback plug can come in extremely handy when writing Serial / RS232 Communications Programs. It has the receive and transmit lines connected together, so that anything transmitted out of the Serial Port is immediately received by the same port. If you connect this to a Serial Port an load a Terminal Program, anything you type will be immediately displayed on the screen. This can be used with the examples later in this tutorial.

    Please note that this is not intended for use with Diagnostic Programs and thus will probably not work. For these programs you require a differently wired Loop Back plug which may vary from program to program.