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HPconCommunication with a PC.

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This page gives an overview of the software and cables used for the communication of a HP calculator from the Charlemagne series and the palmtops with a IBM compatible PC. This communication is established via a serial link.
For the older calculators the RS-232 protocol is used, the later models uses the USB protocol.

Model   Connector   Link   Cable   Software
HP-95LX   10 pins   RS-232   F1015-80002   F1001A
HP-100LX   10 pins   RS-232   F1015-80002   F1001A
HP-200LX   10 pins   RS-232   F1015-80002   F1001A
HP-1000CX   10 pins   RS-232   F1015-80002   F1001A
                 
HP-38G   10 pins   RS-232   F1897-66000   HPComm38
HP-39G   10 pins   RS-232   F1897-66000   HPComm38
HP-40G   10 pins   RS-232   F1897-66000   HPComm38
HP-49G   10 pins   RS-232   F1897-66000   HPComm38
                 
HP-39G+       USB       conn3x_v2
HP-39GS   mini USB and rs232   RS-232 & USB       conn3x_v2
HP-40GS   mini USB and rs232   RS-232 & USB       conn3x_v2
                 
HP-48S   4 pins   RS-232   82208-80009   F1201A / conn3x_v3 / conn4x
HP-48SX   4 pins   RS-232   82208-80009   F1201A / conn3x_v3 / conn4x
HP-48G   4 pins   RS-232   82208-80009   F1201A / conn3x_v3 / conn4x
HP-48G+   4 pins   RS-232   82208-80009   F1201A / conn3x_v3 / conn4x
HP-48GX   4 pins   RS-232   82208-80009   F1201A / conn3x_v3 / conn4x
HP-48GII   mini USB   USB   mini usb- DB9   conn4x
HP-49G+   mini USB   USB       conn4x
HP-50G   mini USB   USB       conn4x
                 
HP-39GII   micro USB   USB       HP_39GII_CK
HP-Prime   micro USB   USB       HP_Prime_CK

 

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HP calculator communication software

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General remark: The software described below was written for operating systems like WIN95 and WIN98. Installation and functionality on modern operating systems like WIN-XP and WIN-7 is not guaranteed.

 

HPconn HPComm38

This HP software package can be used for the models: HP-38G, HP-39G and HP-40G.
It enables file transfer and capturing the screen of the calculator.
The HPcomm38 software can be downloaded from the HPCalc site. It is no longer available from the HP website.

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conn3 Conn3X v2.1 build 1328

The conn3X communication package can be used for the models: HP-39G, HP-39G+, HP-39GS, HP-40G and HP-40GS.
It enables file transfer and capturing the screen of the calculator.
This software package can be downloaded from the HP web site.

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HPconn Conn3x v3.0r4

This HP Connectivity software v3.0r4 is compatible with the HP48S, HP48SX, HP48G, HP48G+, HP48GX, and HP49G. and can be downloaded for the hpcalc.org website, see here. This software uses the kermit protocol.

conn3x_v31
conn3x_v31
conn3x_v31

An installation guide to use this software can be found here.

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conn3 conn4X v2.3 build 2439

The conn4X communication package can be used for the models: HP-48 series, HP-49 series and the HP-50
It enables file transfer by using the Xmodem protocol and capturing the screen of the calculator.
The conn4x software can be downloaded from the HP web site.

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LogoConnectivity Kit HP-39GII

The HP connectivity kit for the HP-39GII can be downloaded here.

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LogoConnectivity Kit HP-Prime

The HP connectivity kit for the HP Prime can be downloaded here.

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PC Communication related links:

  • An extensive list of communication software on hpcalc.org
  • A nice document, titled HP 48 I/O Technical Interfacing Guide, can be downloaded here.
  • The HP Cable Table of Joseph K. Horn can be found here.
  • Educalc.net
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