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Date: Fri Jan 30 06:42:30 1998

> Also got a strange Commodore cable. It has what looks like a double
> ended HP-IB connector one end and a card edge connector on the other. All
> the connectors have 24 contacts. Both ends have a heavy braided ground
> strap. It looks like it's about 2 foot long. Any one know what this is for?

It is a Commodore PET GPIB (HPIB) cable. Most PETs didn't have the
standard GPIB connector (the 8032SK being the only exception I can call
to mind) but had a 24 pin edge connector instead. The pinout is the
same; pin spacing is 0.156 inch.

The "Parallel User Port" (some useful lines from the 6522 VIA plus some
diagnostic type stuff and video out) was a similar connector with
keyways in different places. The 8032SK used a GPIB type connector for
this as well, which I found very annoying when trying to connect one to
a friend's BBC micro... but I digress.

(BTW can anyone confirm: is 0.156 inch _really_ 0.156 inch or is it 5/32

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