[time-nuts] Special connector for Symmetricom X72 rubidium standard

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Thu Aug 17 17:28:19 EDT 2017

On Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:05:47 -0600
Ed Palmer <ed_palmer at sasktel.net> wrote:

> One source of that connector is an HP C8231A cable for a Deskjet 450.  
> It's used to connect the printer to a DB-25 parallel port. The connector 
> fits the X72, but there are only 25 leads in the cable.  I haven't tried 
> to use it so I don't know if the missing lead is important or not.  The 
> cable isn't molded so it might just be possible to add the extra wire. I 
> opened it up, but I can't tell.  It looks like it's an IDC connector.  
> The connector is stamped with the manufacturer's logo of 'JST' ( 
> www.jst.com ).  No part number, though.  I looked at the web site, but 
> didn't see anything close.

If you have it open, can you tell which is the pin that's missing?
Maybe that one isn't needed and thus can be ignored.

			Attila Kinali

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They don't alters their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to
fit the views, which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the
facts that needs altering.  -- The Doctor

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