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The type of connector

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I will go on site support for a kind of server, but I see this type of connector I never see. so who can tell me what is the type of this connector please?[/img]



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Wow... I've seen similar connectors, but not 14-pin... it might be a serial link connector, I would say mid-80's era, but I don't have one like here at work.

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and what is this thing used for? must be something old...
did you think of replacing it with DB connectors?


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Thanks for all your suggestion, I think it may be some kind of SCSI cable. The problem is I dont know how to link it to a DB25 connector. I need to solder it to DB25 to make it a single cable, so that one side is this one,the other side is DB25.


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I have seen this type connector, but not in this size. We use them in the telepnone industry, most especially for station wiring to multi-line key sets, and other analog voice/signal applications. The most common variety is 25 pair (50 pin), but I have seen them up to 32 pair (64 pin). All are double row and come in male & female styles. The term used to describe them was always "cinch" but I think that referred to the original manufacturer. Also notice it has the same basic configuration as a standard "Centronics" printer interface (just not as many pins), so it could possibly a condensed version of a centronics printer interface cable. You may want to look online for telephone cable suppliers such as GreyBar Electric or Anixter for a match.

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I hope this can help you also, it´s used at this old computer:

MSX Parallel

(At the Computer)
14 PIN CENTRONICS FEMALE at the Computer.

Pin Name Dir Description
1 /STB Strobe
2 PDB0 Data 0
3 PDB1 Data 1
4 PDB2 Data 2
5 PDB3 Data 3
6 PDB4 Data 4
7 PDB5 Data 5
8 PDB6 Data 6
9 PDB7 Data 7
10 n/c -
11 BUSY Printer is busy
12 n/c -
13 n/c -
14 GND - Signal Ground
Note: Direction is Computer relative Printer.

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