Re: SFD-1001

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 1999-08-16 15:19:05

On Mon, 16 Aug 1999, Nicolas Welte wrote:

> Of course I agree that 24 pin Centronics connectors are readily
> available, but they are all equipped with the printer port like locking
> mechanism.

Not the one I bought!  Also I noticed that it doesn't fit into the
IEEE-488 connector as easily as it does in the user port.  There are some
extra springs on the IEEE-488 connector in my 8032-SK that the connector
obviously didn't like.

> The IEEE488 type with the locking screws is just not available for
> do-it-yourself, they seem to prefer to keep this market for
> high-priced lab equipment.
  ^    ^
That is why the interface is also referred to as the HPIB. :-)  (Well,
actually Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus or something.)


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