My PL2303-DB9 appears to be different than what is currently pictured, why?

Last Update: June 11th, 2024
Article ID: 2607944

The original PL2303-DB9 was revised with an updated chipset in April of 2021. The original version of PL2303-DB9 featured a Prolific PL2303HXD chipset which was discontinued by Prolific in 2020. This version of the adapter featured a blue plastic casing as shown below:


The adapter has since been updated to use the more recent PL2303GT chipset from Prolific. This chipset offers many of the same features as PL2303HXD and is a drop-in replacement in most applications. The new version of the adapter features a grey plastic casing as shown below:


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