5-6 random vax 4000 cables for postage
witchy at binarydinosaurs.co.uk
Fri Jan 26 17:29:35 CST 2007
On Fri, January 26, 2007 20:14, Brad Parker wrote:
> I have about 10 pounds (weight) of random cables which I believe where
> used to connect two vax 4000 boxes. One end looks like scsi-2 but the
> other is something similar but not (I think these connected the two
They sound like DSSI cables from a VAX 4000 to an R400X expansion. If the
other end is 'similar to scsi-2 but not' am I right in assuming it's the
same physical size but the connectors look like a small version of a
centronics female socket?
> Also there is a round cable with 2x3 .1" blocks (no idea, but related?)
Power jumpers IIRC, they provided a signal to turn on the expansion box
when the main box was turned on.
> a cable which looks like it goes from a 50 pin .1" scsi header to a
> scsi (hint: there is sharpie saying "8mm")
EXABYTE! :) *runs to the hills*
> two cables which looks like giant multirow; I think these connected an
> outboard RX50
> box to something else.
D-shell with 3 rows of many pins? Sounds like it connected an RQDXE
expander to an RX50 and/or TX50, since you've got 2 it's entirely possible
they did both, particularly if one of them has a 90 degree plug at one end
while the others are straight-in.
I'm 250 miles away from my DEC stuff so I can't give part numbers till
monday, maybe someone else can in the meanwhile.
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