20mA serial cable connector

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Fri Apr 19 22:36:17 2002

On Sat, 20 Apr 2002, Tony Duell wrote:

> > 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. We just stuck the pins in the appropriate
> > sockets and left it at that! Being careful not to pull on the
> > wire, of course.
> Couldn't you get a strip of plastic and drill some suitable (stepped)
> holes in it to hold the pins? OK, it wouldn't lock to the socket, and it
> would probably fit either way up, but at least the pins would be kept in
> the right sequence.
> -tony

Another possibility, depending on the shape of the receptacle recess,
might be to encapsulate the pins(?) with RTV. Same caveats as Tony
cited above.
                                                 - don
Received on Fri Apr 19 2002 - 22:36:17 BST

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