Strange and Possibly Wonderful Cable

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Sat Jan 5 19:52:08 2002

On Sat, 5 Jan 2002, Tothwolf wrote:
> > 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.

Wow! I don't remember those.
All the ones that I can recall were either "standard" "centronics" (other
than autoLF),
or "almost RS232", some of which used a DIN connector for ease of cabling
to a Coco.

Once, when RS was was being criticized for "deviating from standards",
they said that "RS232" stood for "RADIO SHACK 232", and that therefore,
THEY could set the standard to anything that they wanted.
Received on Sat Jan 05 2002 - 19:52:08 GMT

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