20mA serial cable connector

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Fri Apr 19 12:44:05 2002

On Apr 19, 13:05, John Honniball wrote:
> Tom Uban wrote:
> > I'm looking for a supply of the uncommon DEC 20mA current loop male
> > shells used to plug into DEC VT100s, Wyse 85s, and the like.
> ...
> > I am assuming that if I can find the
> > shells, I can find a pin from either AMP or Molex which will work.
> I've kludged together cables for a PDP-11/34 by using the pins
> out of those 4-pin Molex connectors that are normally used on
> disk and tape drives.

They're not Molex, they're AMP, and since they're the pins for that series
of connector they'll work fine. Both the connectors used for DEC PSUs and
20mA loop, and the connectors used for disk drive power, are (or "were" in
the case of the wide flat ones :-)) are from the AMP Commercial Mate-N-Lok
series. So are the 3-pin DEC power bus cables.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Fri Apr 19 2002 - 12:44:05 BST

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