> The Commodore jack is not a standard 8-pin DIN; the upper pins are a little > bit off from the model Radio Shack sells... :( Well, in fact there are two different (both are standard!) 8-pin DIN connectors, one is a "270-degree" connector and the other is a "262-degree" connector. In the 270-deg. connector, the outer 7 pins form a neat circle, whereas in the 262-degree connector the lowest two pins are "out of circle". The 270-deg. version is covered under DIN 45326 and the 262-deg. version is DIN 41524. Just like there are 3 different 5-pin connectors... On the C-64, a 270-degree female connector is used as the power connector, and the video connector is a 262-degree one. There are also 13- and 14-pin "DIN" connectors, however I'm not sure if they are made according to any standard or not. A 13-pin connector is used at least in the Atari ST monitor connector, and the 14-pin connector is used on the old Amstrad PC's (PC1512, PPC640,...) also as a monitor connector - here, the monitor contains a power supply, and through this connector this power is also routed into the PC itself. Wow. Wasn't that boring :-) - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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