[vcf-midatlantic] A/B switch for ribbon cable?
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 14:49:49 EDT 2018
On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 2:37 PM, William Sudbrink via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Yes, but he said he only needs 20 pins.
You have to be sure to use the correct 20 out of 25 or sadness ensues.
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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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