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# fake gender changer?

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#### HYKOP

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What is useful a DB9 converter (gender changer) Male to Female connected pin to pin? I miss something? Is it a 0,2 inch extension???? is it a scam component?

#### ericgibbs

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What is useful a DB9 converter (gender changer) Male to Female connected pin to pin? I miss something? Is it a 0,2 inch extension???? is it a scam component?

hi,
Consider the PC has a 9W chassis mounted female [socket] and your peripheral has a 9W female cable socket, them you need a gender bender..

Or Vice versa.

#### justDIY

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What is useful a DB9 converter (gender changer) Male to Female connected pin to pin? I miss something? Is it a 0,2 inch extension???? is it a scam component?

if the cable is connected and disconnected often, by a group of students for example, a cable permanently attached to an expensive device might see damage in the form of bent and broken pins. Adding a straight-through adapter to the end of the cable allows the students to destroy a "cheap part" instead.

#### Mikebits

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What is useful a DB9 converter (gender changer) Male to Female connected pin to pin? I miss something? Is it a 0,2 inch extension???? is it a scam component?

No it is useful.

#### HYKOP

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justDIY you're basically telling that is only for this ........ oh my god how sad.... thanks for the confirmation

#### smanches

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If you've ever had to play the cable games, you'd understand just how important little things like that are.

#### ericgibbs

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justDIY you're basically telling that is only for this ........ oh my god how sad.... thanks for the confirmation

Hi,
I misread your post and screwd up.

Are you sure that pin2 goes to pin2, etc all thru the bender.?

I did have some male to female 9Wdee benders, where I crossed pin 2 and pin 3 [TXD/RXD] also the CTS and other pins were crossed over.

This was used to connect two connectors and swap over the pin sense.

#### Noggin

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justDIY you're basically telling that is only for this ........ oh my god how sad.... thanks for the confirmation

They're actually quite useful. In my previous job we had 3 test boards that were used to test every machine built. Each test board cost about $500 and could only be used about 10,000 times as that was about average for how many times the connector could be connected and disconnected. By using these$2 parts, we increased the uses by a factor of 10,000. Now the boards could be used 100,000,000 times (theoretically).

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#### birdman0_o

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And I thought this post was about Halloween...

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