DBlist (was: AUI cables in UK?

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri Mar 5 23:02:29 2004

> > DB-9 is the PC serial connector;
> That's RIGHT! The original (5150) PC used a 25 pin connector (DB25), but
> not all of the signals were always used.
> Therefore, a DB25 that implements 1-8 and 20 would be a DB9!

What about a DB shell connector that implements 2-8, 20, 22 (those are
the pins copied on the DE9 PC/AT serial port IIRC) ;-)...

Semi-seriously, I have plenty of serial cables that do only have pins 1-8
and 20 fitted. Quite a common arrangement. And yes, I have been known to
call them DB9s as a joke. Problem is, if I ask for that down the local PC
shoop, I'll get a cable with a DE9 connector on the end.

Received on Fri Mar 05 2004 - 23:02:29 GMT

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