PICAXE USB Download Cable

Product Details

Essential purchase! - the PICAXE USB download cable can be used with all PICAXE project boards and chip sizes, so purchase once and then use over and over again with all your PICAXE projects. This cable is also included within the starter packs.

Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux and Chromebooks.

This quality cable is a robust USB to 3.5mm jack plug cable, 1.8m long. The USB<>serial adapter wizardry, based on an FTDI converter chip, is a tiny miniature circuit securely moulded right inside the rectangular USB connector. This USB cable is a 5V logic level device, so works far better than a 'serial cable + universal USB-RS232 adapter' combination when, for instance, calibrating touch sensors with the PICAXE software.

Top Tips!

  • Always use your AXE027 USB cable in the same USB port on your computer. It will then always retain the same 'virtual COM port' number.
  • Always insert the AXE027 USB cable before starting the PICAXE software.
  • For Linux please click here 
  • For Chromebooks please click here

More details can be found in the Setting up your AXE027 USB download cable for first use page of our Getting Started section.


Pack size 170x90x30mm
Pack weight 81g

USB PICAXE Download Cable - USB to 3.5mm stereo plug

FTDI Chipset

1.8m long

FCC / CE / RoHS Compliant


Windows USB Driver v2.12.36 (Win 10,11+)
Use to manually install the driver as described in the PDF instructions below. This driver can also be automatically installed via Windows Update instead (when USB cable is first inserted).
Windows Driver (Win 10,11+)
Driver Installation Instructions (Windows 10,11/Linux) PDF Manual
Windows USB Driver v2.08.14 (Win Vista,7,8)
Use to manually install the driver as described in the PDF instructions below.
Windows Driver (Win 7,8)
Driver Installation Instructions (Windows XP,7,8/Older Linux/Mac) Old PDF Manual
Windows Driver Uninstaller Utility
Use to manually uninstall older driver (use BD90 as PID).
Uninstaller utility
Driver Information for Chromebook Linux / Chromebook
USB Driver for Linux 64-bit Linux Driver Installation
Driver Information for Linux Linux / Chromebook
USB Dext Driver for Mac OSX (11-15)
The installer should be run from the Applications folder on your machine
Mac OSX 11 to 15
USB Driver for Mac OSX Intel 64 bit (10.9-10.14) Mac Intel 10.9-10.14
(64 bit)
USB Driver for Mac OSX Intel 64 bit (10.3-10.8) Mac Intel 10.3-10.8 (32 bit)
USB Driver for Mac OSX Intel 32 bit (10.3-10.8) Mac Intel 10.3-10.8 (32 bit)
Advanced Settings (COM port / download speed) Settings PDF


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