20mA serial cable connector

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Sat Apr 20 03:50:27 2002

On Apr 19, 20:36, Don Maslin wrote:

> 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
> > would probably fit either way up, but at least the pins would be kept
> > the right sequence.

> Another possibility, depending on the shape of the receptacle recess,
> might be to encapsulate the pins(?) with RTV. Same caveats as Tony
> cited above.

Yet another revolutionary idea might be to buy a few of the correct
housings :-) They're made by AMP, by the way, not Molex. They're readily
avaialble from any AMP supplier, and very cheap.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Sat Apr 20 2002 - 03:50:27 BST

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