[vcf-midatlantic] What's this connector?

Jonathan Gevaryahu jgevaryahu at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 12:28:58 EDT 2017

There is a more standard set of din connectors (mini-din 4, and locking 
din 4) for giving 5v and 12v on one connector, I know it was used on 
some early toshiba laptops and a few early usb peripherals like cd 

Mini-din 4 is very common and is also used for S-video, and for Apple 
ADB keyboards/mice, so getting cables and sockets should be very simple.
The "standard" 5v/12v pinout for those connectors can probably be found 
on pinouts.ru somewhere, this MIGHT be it, but first find a power supply 
(rexon ac-005 or similar) and make sure the power comes out the pins you 
think it does with a meter

On 4/19/2017 12:09 PM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> 2x on what Ian said. Does the device use more than one power rail? I recall
> seeing plugs like that on some external drive enclosures that put +5v and
> +12v on a single plug.
> -J
> On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 11:56 AM, Ian Primus via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> That is a very special kind of connector. It's called a
>> "desolder-this-stupid-thing-and-replace-with-a-normal-barrel-jack"
>> -Ian
>> On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 3:42 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic
>> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>> Guys,
>>> I have a old handheld gadget (circa 1993) with this weird DC charging
>> port:
>>> http://www.snarc.net/port.jpg ... can't find the adapter for it. Anyone
>> know
>>> what this is called so I can buy a plug? It's about the same diameter as
>> a
>>> PS/2 plug.
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