Philips MX700 connections query #339

Gavriel Jacoby (2020-12-15 13:24) · 78 view(s) · 2 comment(s)

I understand it is the MIB RS232 socket on the back of a MX700 patient monitor that is the correct communication port for the VitalB software. We shall be using a laptop to download the software which has a 15-pin RS232 female socket. Will I need a serial conversion lead from the 9 pin RS232 laptop socket to the MIB RS232 on the back of the patient monitor. Is there such a thing?

vitaldb2017 (2021-01-08 05:06)
You need a serial conversion.
Please refer to the intellivue monitor section in the 'Docs/Hardware connection guide' page to make an appropriate cable.

Gavriel Jacoby (2021-01-12 14:07)
Thanks. I notice in your hardware connection guide, the colour of the wires in the cable are green, blue and black. I assumed the cable is an ethernet network cable but found that there is no black wire. Can you please advise as to which cable is correct and if it is an ethernet cable as assumed, what is the alternative to using the black wire?