RE: Ultimax questions

From: Bil Herd <>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:28:14 -0400
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The connector itself was a product of mechanical design in the Tokyo Office:
Ira Velensky did the design  where he specified the connectors needed to
meet the footprint requirement as defined by JT.  My memory is he told the
vendor the size he needed and they created the connector for him/us, or at
least ramped up production on what had only been drawings.  The TED had no
reason to have a C64 cart interface and 2mm offered a much denser connector,
the joystick DIN's fit correctly in the slanted part of the case.

For those that may not have seen it, I rant about the 116, which drove the
TED family, at

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jim Brain
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: Ultimax questions

On 10/21/2013 1:15 PM, Gerrit Heitsch wrote:
> On 10/21/2013 08:08 PM, Jim Brain wrote:
>> On 10/21/2013 10:59 AM, Michał Pleban wrote:
>>> Hello!
>>> Uffe Jakobsen wrote:
>>>>> I have one for the VIC-20 as well, if interested.
>>>> I would be interested in that one.
>>> And while we are at it, was there ever one created for Plus/4? :-)
>>> Regards,
>>> Michau.
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>> I'm happy to help (I think I have a ULP that can create the 50 pin
>> connector), but which cart case would one use for the dimensions of
>> the PCB?
> The problem with the 264 series is that the connector doesn't use the
> normal 2.54mm (1/10") spacing but 2mm.
The ULP I have will do any spacing.  It's how I created my .1" and .156"
ones.  It'll take a bit to find it, though....
> Whoever had that bright idea?
Now, you're just trolling :-)

Let's see if Bil pipes in.  He got the +4 project at some point, maybe he
knows why...


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