IBM 5322

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Sat Jan 18 11:22:01 2003

On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Tony Duell wrote:

> The System 23 I briefly worked on (as in 'got inside') had a DE9
> connector for the printer IIRC. It was a _current loop_ serial port, and
> of course the character set is EBCDIC (but as you say, that's a minor
> problem).

I was wondering what that connector was. Now I know :)

> I think (based on the current loop on the PC Async card) that IBM's
> convention was that transmiters were active and non-isolated, receivers
> were passive and opto-isolated, but do check this before hooking
> anything up.

Cool, after the punch card project I actually know what you're talking
about ;)

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