View Full Version : 90° D-Sub Connectors
May 21st, 2002, 11:26 PM
I've been looking for something for a while with no luck... banghead
Now that Automation Direct has released a similar item, I finally have a PICTURE to describe what I'm looking for.
Referring to the attached picture... Does anyone know where I can get something like this in a 9-pin and/or 15-pin ("regular"-density, not high-density like shown) configuration???? Male to female straight through connections. Ideally something even smaller, along the lines of one of those slim-line gender changers... This way you could use the same item to make a low height right-angle port of either gender.
I've been making my own versions using IDC connectors and a hunk of ribbon cable, but if I could buy them ready-made, I'd be much happier!
:confused: Any ideas??? :confused:
Also, note to A-D fans... New 205 series D2-260 AND DL06 Micro PLC!!! Check their site!!!
May 21st, 2002, 11:58 PM
try ALLIED ELECTRONICS...they have a website....I think its "alliedelectronics.com"....good luck
May 22nd, 2002, 12:16 AM
Sorry... Been there, done that.... :(
I've been buying from Allied for many years (In fact, I just placed another order today!). I feel I know their catalog inside and out by now, and have NEVER seen anything like this. Do you have a link to something I don't know about?... :confused:
By the way, their URL is www.alliedelec.com
P.S. Before anyone bothers... I'm VERY familiar with Newark Electronics (http://www.newark.com) as well... ;)
May 22nd, 2002, 09:42 AM
OK - as long as we're on a connector thread - does anyone know a source for the right angle 8 pin Mini-DIN connector (preferably with cable already attached) that it used on the AB MicroLogix1200? (And don't suggest buying the AB cable and cutting it up.)
May 22nd, 2002, 11:14 AM
These issues are why my "field kit" consists of long lengths of ribbon cable, and short "adapters" (6" or less) to give me the proper pinouts/genders.
Ribbon cables are naturally right-angle, but don't have trouble bending straight back. I can close a panel door on them (even on a pressurized cabinet). They lay flat on the floor, so they are less of a tripping hazzard (and work well with duct tape). They roll better (I can stick the cable in my pocket when I'm done). And I know the pinout, just by looking at them.
May 22nd, 2002, 11:38 AM
Sounds like somebody doesn't think he should be paying $90 for a null modem cable. :rolleyes:
By the way, to the thread lower down (and maybe this one). Jameco has all kinds of connectors, including that silly 8 pin mini-DIN. But, it's not 90 degree and I'll be dipped if I can figure out how you get your wires crimped onto it. It has posts on the inside for wrapping wire around, not easy on something that small.
May 22nd, 2002, 12:43 PM
Have you tried http://www.cables-and-networks.com/connector/dsub-connector-xuba.html ?
Also, for A-D fans: the new 250-1 & 260 CPUs are set up for local expansion (HOORAY, HOORAY)!!!
May 22nd, 2002, 01:42 PM
Good luck finding the 90° mini-DINS. I think we need to find the URL for the company that goes by the name TAIWAN lolis lolis 'cause that's what's stamped on most of the "impossible to find" connectors we all need. I'd love to find a source for the LOCKING-type (like on the 2707-NC8 cable).
Hmmm... Any A-B employees on this board that will leak this "top secret" info for us? ;)
If you can live with a straight version (pre-wired on a cable), see the P.S. in THIS EARLIER POST (http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?s=&postid=602#post602) from me<hr>Allen,
It seems we Nelsons think alike... You described MY field kit to a tee! :D :D<hr>Bmac,
I've been all over that site and found nothing like what I'm looking for. Do you have a link to some secret page on that site which lists these? :confused:<hr>
May 25th, 2002, 08:23 PM
Try Black Box or Emerson.
May 25th, 2002, 10:04 PM
No luck at BlackBox. As I asked of bmac, "Do you have a link to some secret page on that site which lists these?" :confused:
"Emerson" is kinda vague... Can you be more specific as to which Emerson division?
Any ideas for sources are always appreciated, and I'll definately investigate all ideas. Occasionally (actually "usually") while browsing these sites, I come across some other item that I wasn't specifically looking for.... Prime example: I've been to Blackbox dozens of times, but never bothered to look at their Apple cables. Thanks to you, I dug around enough to happen across their EVMA01 (http://catalog.blackbox.com/BlackBox/templates/blackbox/products.asp?param=109&ig_id=1314&title=Peripheral+Adapters) cable, which HAS that locking 8-PIN mini-DIN connector I mentioned in my previous post. Nothing to do with why I went there, but now I know that Blackbox has access to these connectors. :cool: (thanks!)
What I was hoping for, by attaching the picture, was for someone to say "Yes, I remember seeing something like that... I think Acme makes them". Or. even better yet, a direct link to information. http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/images/icons/icon14.gif
IOW, there are thousands of connector manufacturers, and thousands of others who use them in their products. I am familiar with maybe a hundred or so, though I haven't come across THIS item (yet!). More than likely, other people on this board are familiar with different brands than me. This is the wealth of knowledge and experience I hope to tap into! :D
May 26th, 2002, 06:02 PM
I use something simular at work. I know the part # is on it. I'll check on it Wed. BTW, work happens to be in Rockaway Boro.
May 26th, 2002, 07:15 PM
Yeah, I noticed the "North Jersey" location and thought you might be nearby, but not in the same TOWN! :cool:
What company do you work for? We're off Rt.46 (near the "Rent-All Center"). Feel free to "PM" me...