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paulwall
07-10-2007, 16:36
Are these the same things, with different labels on the rectifier?


http://www.leisurepro.com/prod/OCNPCUSB.html

http://www.leisurepro.com/Prod/AERPCUSB.html

Sorry for the leisurepro links, but they do have the best pics!

mmakay
07-11-2007, 17:00
Similar cable, but tailored for their respective product lines. They make sure you have to use the right one.

(edited to eliminate speculation)

ScubaToys Joe
07-11-2007, 18:47
Sorry no they are not compatible with each other. but the software is free for what that is worth you most buy their cable, so if you have a Aeris then you will need the Aeris download cable (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=Downloader) and for the Oceanic you will have to use the Oceanic download cable (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=OceanicUSB)! They are both made in the same factory side by side but they make sure they get every dollar they can...
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Mooosse
07-15-2007, 08:26
Hey Joe;
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<DIV>Wht if I did not buy the DC from you guys?? I have the Oceanic 250 - 90.00 is pretty steep for a cable, especially a USB cable. Wanna share the specs for the cable :) ??</DIV>
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paulwall
07-17-2007, 10:43
Hey Joe;
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<div>Wht if I did not buy the DC from you guys?? I have the Oceanic 250 - 90.00 is pretty steep for a cable, especially a USB cable. Wanna share the specs for the cable :) ??</div>
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Hey, you just hit 10 posts!

use your gift card to get another $10 off. (call him or pm him and see if he can make the deal even sweeter).smileys/smiley1.gif

bperrybap
07-18-2007, 23:54
There is alot more than a rectifier inside the plastics. This
data cable is a USB to Serial converter.
The USB spec allows a Vendor ID and a product ID to be stored in a
non volatile memory. This is used to allow the Host operating system to
identify the USB device and attach the proper driver.

In this case the device is a Serial to USB converter.

While the hardware and circuitry of the Aeris and the Oceanic data cable
are identical, the IDs programmed inside the chips are not.
So the s/w can distinguish between the two versions.

HOWEVER..... at the present time, there is only 1 driver and it recognizes
either cable. And since the PC application (Oceanlog or ACI) does
not currently check the IDs, either cable will work with either dive computer.
(You can see the IDs if you dig in and look at the driver .INF file)

So while this might change without notice in the future if
Oceanic distributes updated/new drivers or s/w for Vista,
at the present time either cable can be used.

In fact through an odd sequence of events, my wife and I ended up
with an oceanic data cable, even though we have Aeris AI computers.
It works just fine.
Several others on SB have reported using Aeris cables on Oceanic
computers and one couple has one Oceanic and one Aeris computer
and are using an Aeris cable to download them both.

The PC software is obviously different. ACI for Aeris and Oceanlog for Oceanic.

--- bill