• Startech ICUSB23208FD 8-Port USB-to-Serial Adapter Hub
  • Startech ICUSB23208FD 8-Port USB-to-Serial Adapter Hub
  • Startech ICUSB23208FD 8-Port USB-to-Serial Adapter Hub
  • Startech ICUSB23208FD 8-Port USB-to-Serial Adapter Hub

Startech ICUSB23208FD 8-Port USB-to-Serial Adapter Hub


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SKU: CST228, ICUSB23208FD Categories: ,
  • Gain eight RS232 serial port interfaces through a single USB port
  • Connect multiple hubs together through daisy chain functionality
  • 921.6Kbps baud rate per port
  • Rack-mountable design with durable all-metal chassis
  • Extended operating temperature range: -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
  • 256-byte transmit, 128-byte receive FIFO
  • COM port retention

Product Overview

Startech ICUSB23208FD 8-Port USB-to-Serial Adapter Hub

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Startech ICUSB23208FD Description

Startech ICUSB23208FD 8-port USB-to-serial adapter hub provides an easy and cost-efficient way to add RS232 serial capability to your industrial setting. It features a sturdy, rack-mountable chassis, and supports daisy chaining, so you can connect multiple hubs together to increase your serial device port count.

A scalable solution for changing needs

This rack-mountable USB serial hub (FTDI) lets you add eight serial ports (RS232), with full control from your desktop or laptop computer system using a single USB port. The daisy-chain function gives you a cost-effective and scalable way to increase your serial port count and expand as your needs grow, without investing in a more expensive serial hub.

Providing full control of your serial components from a single device, the USB serial hub is ideal for a multitude of applications including industrial automation, self-serve automated kiosks, and monitoring of cameras and security systems.

Built-in convenience

The hub features COM port retention, which retains the assigned serial COM port values. This ensures that the same values are automatically re-assigned to the port provided by the adapter, in the event it is disconnected and re-connected to the host computer.

The hub features a reliable FTDI USB-to-serial chipset, which provides easy installation into a broad range of operating systems.

Meets the demands of industrial environments

With its all-metal chassis, this rugged, rack-mountable hub fits into standard 19-inch server storage racks to provide an efficient industrial serial solution. It supports an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F), ensuring reliable performance even in the harshest environments. The USB-serial hub includes both an AC adapter and terminal block power, providing versatile power options.

The ICUSB23208FD is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


  • Ideal for industrial automation on factory and manufacturing floors
  • Provides full control of your server room serial components from a single device
  • Control and monitoring of surveillance and security cameras and systems
  • Self-service automated machines and kiosks (grocery, airport) to control serial devices such as scales, touchscreens, magnetic-card readers, barcode scanners, receipt printers, label printers
  • POS control of keyboards, cash drawers, receipt printers, card readers and card swipes, scales, and elevated displays on poles
  • Bank teller workstations, in either full-profile or low-profile versions, to control serial devices such as cash drawers, card readers and card swipes, printers, keypads and pin pads, pen pads

Technical Specifications

Warranty InformationWarranty2 Years
Connector(s)1 – Connector Type(s)USB B (4 pin)
8 – Connector Type(s)DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub)
EnvironmentalOperating Temperature-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Storage Temperature-65°C to 150°C (-85°F to 302°F)
Humidity20~80% RH (Non-condensing)
Bus TypeUSB 2.0
Port StyleExternal Hub
Chipset IDFTDI – FT4232
Indicators8 – LED IndicatorsData Transmit
Data Receive
Packaging InformationPackage Height2.5 in [64 mm]
Package Length8.5 in [2.2 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight4.6 lb [2.1 kg]
Package Width17.7 in [4.5 cm]
PerformanceMaximum Data Transfer Rate480 Mbps
Serial ProtocolRS-232
Max Baud Rate921.6 Kbps
Data Bits7, 8
FIFO256 Bytes
ParityOdd, Even, Mark, Space, None
Stop Bits1, 2
MTBF67,114 hours
Physical CharacteristicsWeight of Product3.0 lb [1.4 kg]
Cable Length35.4 in [9 cm]
Product Length16.9 in [4.3 cm]
Product Width4.7 in [1.2 cm]
Product Height1.8 in [45 mm]
PowerInput Voltage100 – 240 AC
Input Current1.5 A
Output Voltage12V DC
Output Current3 A
Center Tip PolarityPositive
Plug TypeB
Power Consumption (In Watts)36
SoftwareOS CompatibilityWindows® CE (4.2, 5.0, 6.0), XP Embedded, 98SE, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.15
Linux 2.4.x to 4.9.x LTS Versions only
What’s in the Box1 – Included in Package8-port USB to RS232 hub
18 in. [46 mm] USB 2.0 cable
2 – Included in Packagerack-mounting brackets
8 – Included in Packagerack-mounting screws
2 – Included in PackageDIN-rail mounting brackets
4 – Included in PackageDIN-rail mounting screws
1 – Included in Packageuniversal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, ANZ)
driver CD
terminal block plug
quick-start guide

Additional Details

Product Manufactured by: Startech

Product Found in: USB Adapters

Cackle Part Number: CST228

Manufacturer Part Number: ICUSB23208FD


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