OBD-2 ISO 9141-2 (14230-4, KWP2000) simple RS-232 cable schematic pinout

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connector or cable wiring scheme

9 pin D-SUB female connector

Components:
R1,2,6,7,9,10 - 560 ohm, 0.25W R3,4,5,8 - 4K7 OHM, 0.125w T1 - BC556 or 2N3906 T2,T3 - BC546 or 2N3904

One of our users reports that from collector of t1, r4 has to go to GND. See also PC RS232 interface details. Tx is -12V when inactive. therefore the diagram correctly shows that r4 goes to tx because it uses the -12V to pull down Rx when RS232 is in Rx mode.