Strange and Possibly Wonderful Cable

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Sat Jan 5 14:58:30 2002

On Sat, 5 Jan 2002, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:

> I'd be VERY interested in knowing WHAT differences there are. The
> 26-1401 fits a "standard" 34 pin card edge, just like the floppy drive
> (RS had lots of problems with people connecting things to the wrong
> port!)
> There could be pinout differences that need to be buzzed out.

I'll work on making a list of pinouts when I have some free time. Is there
a comprehensive TRS-80/Tandy info archive somewhere where I can send the

> Somebody said that there were different cables for Non-Tandy printers.
> I'd be very interested in more detail on that, since the only
> difference that I remember was that RS configured all of their
> printers for auto LF after CR, but that they were otherwise completely
> interchangeable, and "standard Centronics port".

Several of the Tandy printers used a 4-bit interface, which is not
Centronics compatible. The printers did mostly use the same 36-pin
connector, which caused allot of problems.

Received on Sat Jan 05 2002 - 14:58:30 GMT

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