[vcf-midatlantic] DEC serial console cable wanted

Systems Glitch systems.glitch at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 12:50:34 EDT 2016

> That's what I do; I use a Cyclades pinout DB25-8p8c adaptor and just make an 8p8c->MMJ cable with 6-conductor silver satin. The Cyclades pinout works very well for MMJ; all the conductors are in order, and you only have to snip/bend down one of them. And if, like me, you have a 48-port Cyclades terminal server, that's a really useful cable to have a lot of.

A very useful device in making less-than-8-wire custom * -> RJ45 is the Platinum Tools EZ-RJ45 -- the little tunnels for the conductors go all the way through the end of the RJ45 housing, so you can strip your cable back really far and poke each individual wire through one at a time. Much less fiddly than trying to hold it just right! The special Platinum Tools crimper shears the excess wire off when it crimps, but I imagine you could use a standard crimper and just clip the wires yourself.

I've made a bunch of RJ11/RJ12 -> RJ45 cables this way. Gets around those not-quite-standard APC console cables!


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