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SerialPort: connect event

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The connect event of the SerialPort interface is fired when a port has connected to the device. This event is only fired for ports associated with removable devices such as those connected via USB.

This event bubbles to the instance of Serial that returned this interface.


Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.


addEventListener("connect", (event) => {});

onconnect = (event) => {};

Event type

A generic Event.


This event bubbles to Serial. The event.target property refers to the SerialPort object that bubbles up.

For more information, see Event bubbling.


Notify when a specific port connects

The Serial.requestPort() method returns a Promise that resolves with a SerialPort chosen by the user.


// Prompt user to choose a serial port
const port = await navigator.serial.requestPort();

port.addEventListener("connect", (event) => {
  // notify that the chosen port is connected

Listening for any newly-connected ports

The connect event bubbles up to the Serial object where you can listen for any newly-connected ports.


navigator.serial.addEventListener("connect", (event) => {
  // notify that a new port is available
  // use `event.target` to refer to the newly-added port


Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet
connect_event 89 89 No No 75 No No No No No No No

See also

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