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Genuine FTDI Chipset – Works with the latest Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux Drivers
If you are tired of messing with the "counterfeit prolific chips" in the 'other' cables available on Amazon – this cable this is your answer. This cable works with the latest FTDI drivers
The drivers are also downloadable directly from http://baofengtech.com/pccable
Drivers are available which allow FTDI devices to work with the following operating systems:
Windows, Max OSX, Linux, and Android
Works with the BaoFeng UV-5Rs, UV-82s, BF-F8HP, and more!
Works with the BaoFeng and Kenwood portable radios requiring the 2-pin KPG-22 type connector.
Also works with other models of radios that use the same 2-pin configuration including: AnyTone, FDC, Linton, Puxing, Surecom, Weierwei, Wouxun, and Quansheng.
Q: Do I need to "back-date" or install a prolific driver?
A: NO – those procedures found online are for counterfeit cables. This cable will automatically install with the drivers on your computer.
Q: My computer did not automatically install the driver – now what?
A: Download the and update to the latest FTDI driver at:
baofengtech.com/pccable or at anytonetech.com/anytone-usb-cable
Q: I need help using the software
A: Miklor.com is an excellent resource site for AnyTone and BaoFeng FAQs and Software questions.
Works as advertised…
32 people found this helpful.
Right out of the box…no problems with bad drivers. I just loaded up Chirp (Miklor.Com) and plugged in my radios and viola programming was a snap. I have used this cable for my UV-5R’s and the BF-F8+ radios as well as on my Wouxun KG-UV3D radio and it has performed flawlessly. Thanks you Baofeng Tech for a great product.
This is the one to get
33 people found this helpful.
This type of programming cable often has problems with drivers, leading you to spend extra effort to get it to work. This one plugged right into my Win 8.1 computer and started working with the standard Windows driver. No muss, no fuss.
22 people found this helpful.
Lots of Baofeng cables out there, mostly half the price with counterfeit chips which seem hit or miss. I hate messing with such things since I’m always wondering if I missed a step or if the cable/radio/software/computer/driver/etc is the problem. Needless to say, it’s worth it to spend a couple bucks more and get a genuine cable. Its well made, with decent plugs and good flexible cable and it works FLAWLESSLY! I plugged it in, it downloaded the driver automatically (Win 7) and I was programming radios using CHIRP in minutes.
28 people found this helpful.
Plugged into my MacBook Pro and BaoFeng UV-5R and just magic. No downloading drivers, puzzling over settings, etc. Just fired up the free CHIRP software running under Mavericks, and cloned the radio then uploaded the local repeaters with no fuss no muss……The cable has the real FTDI chip set to work with 64 bit operating systems. This is the one you want to get. Well constructed and delivered on time.
Works good, but took some fiddling.
17 people found this helpful.
The cable works fine. I’ve used it to program both my BaoFeng UV-82HPs a number of times. I didn’t give it five stars for two reasons:
FTDI cable for BaoFeng
14 people found this helpful.
Worked every time without any issues…glad I paid a little more for the product. I have programed 4 radios and it always connects the first time, also clones without any problems.
This one just works.
10 people found this helpful.
I had to return the other “clone” version of this cable after trying everything known. This one just works. After plugging in, it says installation failed. Go to device manager, select the USB device, update driver and select the folder with the correct operating system and it installed just fine. The clones might be one third the price but not worth the trouble.
This cable really does work and it works great!
4 people found this helpful.
At first I tried using the Prolific cable that comes with a mini CD (that has a virus on it), and couldn’t get the drivers or cable to work.
Works with Microsoft drivers
14 people found this helpful.
I chose to use the Microsoft driver from Windows update. They work as advertised with my Windows 7 x64 laptop. I did not use the