Date : Thu, 18 Jul 2002 04:26:49 EDT
From : RWAPSoftware@...
Subject: BBC to Mac Link Lead
> RWAPSoftware@... wrote:
> > I want to link a BBC to a MAC computer via the serial ports. Does anyone
> > know the pinouts for the leads and in particular, where I can get the din
> > plug for the BBC from?? It seems to need two notches in the din plug,
> > all the ones I see available nowadays only have one notch..
> The notches are irrelavant and misleading. As long as there's at least
> one locating lug you'll be ok.
> Having a plug with one notch is the usual situation, and it is standard
> practise to align the plug so the notch is as the top as the plug can be
> accidently inserted upside down.
>Except of course the RS423 domino DIN has the notches to the east/west,which
>makes the above mechanically difficult!
Hmmm... So, what is the preferred orientation - I had one din plug sent to
me, but that still only has one notch!!
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