The Centronics connector
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Jan 28 16:16:25 CST 2008
> Is there a generic name for that type of connector? They've always struc=
I believe they['re called 'Micro Ribbon' connectors. The name 'Blue
Ribbon' is also used, but I think correctly refers to the larger version,
used for example on Tektronix 500 series 'scope plug-ins.
> k me=20
> as pretty robust, and aside from the 36-pin and 50-pin (SCSI) varieties =
> Osborne Executive uses a 24-pin for the printer/IEEE port, and I think I=
> seen them as small as 10 pins or so...
IIRC, the standard sizes are 14, 24, 36, and 50 pins. 24 pin is of course
used for HPIB?GPIB/IEEE-488, 36 pin is the Cnetornics printer conenctor,
and 50 pin has been used foe SCSI, etc. HP used a 64 pin version on some
their stuff (e;g. the expansion unit for the Integral and the CD
interface for the HP9000/200 machines), but I have never managed to find
a source of those.
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