Looking for RL02 cable and terminator
pete at dunnington.plus.com
Sun Oct 16 07:51:56 CDT 2005
On Oct 17 2005, 0:39, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> On 10/16/05, Pete Turnbull <pete at dunnington.plus.com> wrote:
> > RL01 and RL02 cables have those funny connectors at both ends.
> Drive-to-drive cables certainly all do, and _most_ interface-to-drive
> cables do, but some do not.
> In particular, I have seen a 40-pin-Berg-to-RL-drive cable (no ribbon
> cable whatsoever)
> in two situations; with an RLV12 in a MicroVAX-II, and my own RL8A.
The RLV12 comes with a cabinet kit as I described. Sounds like yours
is unusual. I suppose it's possible, even likely, that DEC didn't do
that for the RL8A, but they certainly made cabinet kits consisting of a
short ribbon cable with a Berg connector and transition connector on a
plate for RL11, RLV11, and RLV12.
> > It sounds like you haven't got the ribbon cable for the interface
> > either; that would be a short 40-way ribbon with a Berg connector
> > each end with one of the opposite-gender funny RL0x connectors
> > into one of the Bergs.
> The rig I think you are describing was typical of the RL11, for
> a 40-pin ribbon cable to a black connector mounted in a mountable
> that accepted a drive-to-drive cable.
Yes, but also for RLV11 and RLV12. I've never seen one without that.
> That black transition connector, BTW, is
> identical to the transition connectors on the back of the disk drive
> units. Worst
> case, you can steal/borrow one from a scrap drive.
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York
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