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Snazzy Frocks
Mar 30, 2003


College Slice

So after learning that some 9 pin cables have wacky pinouts with pins sometimes mixing with other pins and crossing over and sometimes not even going through to the other side and poo poo and also buying these cables for my diy project and learning that they're effectively useless to me...

Is there any 9 pin cable out there that just has pin 1 goes to pin 1 on the other side for all 9 pins? Hell I'd even take a pinout where all 9 pins just go to the other side without any funny business beyond a mixed up pinout because I can work with that. If anyone knows what I'm looking for please help

I for one cannot believe there aren't many options for outdated tech cables

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craig588
Nov 19, 2005



If you can't find answers here, check out people making Apple 2, C64 and ZX stuff. They're all about making custom stuff that seems like 1st party options.

The first way I can think of doing it is with a serial extension cable and a gender changer, that should get you all 9 pins straight through, about 25 feet of cable and whatever plug you need on the end for about 20 dollars.

craig588 fucked around with this message at Aug 10, 2018 around 03:42

Maneki Neko
Oct 27, 2000



Which gender?

This work, the listing indicates straight through pins

https://www.cablestogo.com/product/...232-cable-black

Snazzy Frocks
Mar 30, 2003


College Slice

Maneki Neko posted:

Which gender?

This work, the listing indicates straight through pins

https://www.cablestogo.com/product/...232-cable-black

That might work. I'm needing a F/M cable

I didn't think to look for extension cables so thanks for that

Snazzy Frocks fucked around with this message at Aug 10, 2018 around 05:32

shame on an IGA
Apr 8, 2005

get into shit let it out like diarrhea
got burnt once that was only gonorrhea


drat near everything that has ever had a 9-pin d-sub connector would've been better served by screw terminals.

Barry
Aug 1, 2003
Hardened Criminal

Something like one of these should be fine. Straight through is what you're looking for.

Depending on your application, something like this or this give you some flexibility.

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Snazzy Frocks
Mar 30, 2003


College Slice

I appreciate the responses. One side I soldered and the other side I used screw terminals and this cord is bridging that gap. I just received an extension cable that I'm going to try today which hopefully solves my problem.

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