OT: Looking for ISA and/or PCI-ISA backplane

From: Ed Kelleher <Pres_at_macro-inc.com>
Date: Sat Sep 4 11:26:47 2004

At 11:01 AM 9/4/2004, you wrote:

> I've got both an ISA SBC (486DX) and a PCI-ISA (Pentium) SBC that I'd
> like to play with. Unfortunately, neither came with a backplane. If
> anybody has a fairly small ISA or ISA-PCI passive backplane for sale or
> trade, Let me know, please. Something in the 3-6-slot range, with or
> without enclosure.

Sorry Doc.
Had 4 racks in the attic.
Checked and all the passive backplanes had been pulled.
Found what looked to be a VME backplane though?
12 Female sockets, on 20mm centers, 3 rows of 32 pins on each socket.

If you have an old PC motherboard in your junk pile
you might consider taking some tin snips and Dremel tool to it.
Many SBC's have power connectors on them.
Otherwise, guess you'd have to solder +5 and ground to the pins on the
bottom of the MB socket,
or make a paddle board from another ISA throw-away card.

I get my SBC's and backplanes from:


Ed Kelleher
Received on Sat Sep 04 2004 - 11:26:47 BST

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