AUI cables in UK?

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Fri Mar 5 16:20:25 2004

> The connector is a DB-15 with unusual latches, but if you ignore the
> latches then a stock DB-15 will work.

Actually, it's a DA15 (the DB15 doesn't exist AFAIK), and normally has the
standard slidelock latches.

I had to make an AUI cable for my PERQ. That machines has normal
screw-down jackposts on the ethernet connector (it's an
otherwise-standard DA15, with the standard pinout). So I had to make up a
special cable with screwlocks on the male end and a slidelock on the
female end.

The only difficult bit to find was the cable. Plenty of places would sell
me a 100m reel of it, but I only wanted a couple of metres. In the end I
found a freindly network guy who gave me an offcut. IIRC it had a brown
outer jacket (just as another data point!).

The cable is 4 twisted pairs, but one of them (the power pair) is
supposed to be thicher, to carry more current (obviously the
characteristic impedance of the power lines doesn't matter!).

Received on Fri Mar 05 2004 - 16:20:25 GMT

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