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CAN A MAX202 REPLACE A MAX233

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:07 pm
by MAC49
8) hello everyone can i use a max202 in place of a max233 i would like to use this chip on the 18f452 to talk to a serial port also i have 10uf electrolytic capacitors to use on the max202 are these to large thanks for any help

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:32 pm
by ThePyroElectro
Hi,

The MAX202 will work for RS232 serial communication. Just make sure you wire it up correctly as seen on the datasheet:

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Datasheet: http://datasheets.maxim-ic.com/en/ds/MAX200-MAX213.pdf

A +5v input is doubled to +10 by the Max202 for RS232 level outputs.