[vcf-midatlantic] A/B switch for ribbon cable?

William Sudbrink wh.sudbrink at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 14:37:33 EDT 2018

Yes, but he said he only needs 20 pins.

Bill S.

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On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 12:22 PM, systems_glitch via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> You can probably use a 25-pin A/B switch (super common, used for switching
> a printer between two PCs) and just make up cables for it. Just make sure
> it's the printer variety, with all pins switched -- some of the ones
> intended for RS-232 don't switch every single pin.

Right.  Check all pins.  Even on the "full" ones, some of them have
24-pole switches not 25-pole.


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