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I would suggest that AP package a proper, compatible, “gender changer” with their FTDI serial/USB package.
Someone will likely need it to match even a “spare test cable” into their CPx controller. Save everybody the hassle of sourcing this tiny inexpensive, (soon to be rare part), along with the shipping charges from an electronics store when ordering just one, and panic calls to AP.
In fact, from your comment about FTDI ...needing one themselves ... to do their software testing, FTDI should have done this for THEIR user shipments ... in the first place. Its not as though adding the few extra pennies of expense for it, would endanger FTDI’s competitive position – there aren’t any.