Hello to all.
I'd like to ask your help about a card readr I recently found in my garage...let me say that I'm not an expert in electronics: I'm able to solder but I don't have a great experience in building circuits.
I found a magstripe card reader: it is a Magtek 210450002. It has 5 wires coming out from him (got from docs at1 VCC 2 GRND 3 DATA 4 STROBE 5 CLOCK/CARD PRESENT
I was wondering if it would be possible to connect it to a DB9 serial port (to connect it to a PC). I found several projects around to connect it to a DB15 game port, but nothing for the serial port. May be this is telling me that this is not possible....but I have here also a MAX232 connector...may be that the connection with this will allow this serial connection? My MAX232 has 6 pins:1 VCC 2 GRND 3 Rx 4 Tx 5 RTDS 6 CTDT
I have two questions:
- do you think it is possible to connect this magtek to a serial port?
- if so, which pin should I connect between card reader and MAX232? It is easy for VCC, GRND and DATA, but I have no idea about the others....
Thanks to all of you.