update in 2014: The script from this blog post evolved into its own Python software repository on Github: pklaus/MaxiGauge. Please use that for the latest code and functionality.
I wrote a Python module for this pressure gauge controller. The module can be found on https://gist.github.com/1378695. Using the module is straight forward:
Please leave a comment if you think this is useful and contribute to this module if you improve the code.
The Python module depends on PySerial, a cross platform Python module
to leverage the communication with the serial port.
Its installation is described in http://pyserial.sourceforge.net/pyserial.html#installation.
If you have
pip installed on your computer, getting PySerial is as easy as:
pip install pyserial
RS232 Connector pin assignment
See page 22 of the manual:
So you cannot use a one-to-one cable to your computer. The transmit and receive lines are crosslinked ⟹ thus you need a null modem cable.