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1997\10\17@123907 by Walter Lenk

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         Subject:   Re: Macintosh Plugs (OT)

At 10:25 AM 10/15/97, John Shreffler wrote:
>I am looking for a source of mini DIN-8 plugs to mate with the
>serial port of a mac.

On Wed, 15 Oct 1997 17:12:36, Tom Cox Wrote :
>I have found it easier to buy a cable with the mini DIN plug already
>present, cut it off, and attach whatever you want to the other end.  If you
>try to work with the plugs, they are so small that it is very difficult to
>attach wires to the pins securely, without undesired contacts between pins.

I agree with Tom. A part I have been using is the AESP C-29-6, which is a 6'
straight thru wired Mini Din 8 to Mini Din 8 cable (straight thru allows you
to cut it in half and have both ends wired with the same color code).  It can
be bought from The Mac Zone (800-248-0800) as part # M82625 for $4.98 in
small quantities.  BTW, I have been using the CUI Stack MD-80SM (DigiKey
CP-2280) Mini DIN8 Side Mount Connector with no problems for a while now, and
some time ago bought several MD-80 and MD-80J's with no apparent problems).

I hope this is useful,
Walter Lenk    Cambridge, MA

1997\10\17@135230 by John Shreffler

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The Cui-Stack parts mate well with eachother.  The problem is the MD-80 does not
fit into
a macintosh port, and if you "mike" the connector shroud it is about .007"
larger than
a good fitting mac plug.  I ordered a few from Mouser to see if maybe Digikey
got a
bad lot or something.  Same problem.  Anyone selling it should say in their ad,
"Not Mac compatible" and spare folks the heartburn.

I would like to thank all those who responded to this.  The best lead I had
looks like
the Jameco #111878 which is only $.55 100+.  I have samples on order and can't
wait to see if they fit.  Jameco is also currently having a close out on 6' mac
printer
cables for only $2.49, and I also ordered some of these to see how I like the
cut-and-
solder approach.

John
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1997\10\17@175200 by Zahir, Jafar A

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Gee!  I thought I had it tough fitting an MD-80 into a Boeing
Hanger...but a MacIntosh?!

Jeff

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1997\10\17@221936 by Sean Breheny

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At 02:34 PM 10/17/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Gee!  I thought I had it tough fitting an MD-80 into a Boeing
>Hanger...but a MacIntosh?!
>
>Jeff
>

Yeah, the MacIntosh is like the Airbus A-320, no control column or yoke,
just a "side stick". Except in the Mac, it is so automated that there is no
power switch, it can turn itself on and off. It would be kinda like a plane
that starts its own engines and taxis to the runway when the pilot just
sits in the seat.

Sean




Sean Breheny,KA3YXM
Electrical Engineering Student

1997\10\18@090144 by Tom Handley
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  John, I'd like to know how that Jameco connector fits. I'm wondering if MAC's
original female connector is the culprit and most of the 8-pin mini DIN plugs
are fairly standard (other than MAC's...). Again, it fit my printer but I never
tried it on a MAC...

  - Tom

At 01:44 PM 10/17/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Walt:
>
>The Cui-Stack parts mate well with eachother.  The problem is the MD-80
does not
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1997\10\24@103704 by John Shreffler

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Subject:        Re: Re- Macintosh Plugs (OT)

  John, I'd like to know how that Jameco connector fits. I'm wondering if MAC's
original female connector is the culprit and most of the 8-pin mini DIN plugs
are fairly standard (other than MAC's...). Again, it fit my printer but I never
tried it on a MAC...

  - Tom

At 01:44 PM 10/17/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Walt:
>
>The Cui-Stack parts mate well with eachother.  The problem is the MD-80
does not
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