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Printer Port Connectors "DB" and "db"

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Searcher7, Mar 1, 2009.

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  1. Searcher7

    Searcher7 Guest

    I picked up some female DB25 to db25 connectors that I'll need to
    install in the walls of of some project boxes, that I've yet to get,
    and realize that a "DB" is a different connector than a "db".

    I guess it's not a big deal because either way I have to connect one
    side to terminal strips. But having to buy another kind of adaptor
    seems redundant.

    Does there exist crimp pins that I could plug into the db25 side?

    Any suggestions on a way to make this connection would be appreciated.
    (I'm using 20g leads).

    Thanks a lot.

    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
  2. Searcher7

    Searcher7 Guest

    Well, I won some connectors on eBay:

    And only one side fits my printer cable. The other side has the
    correct spacing but is loose meaning the holes are larger.

    Also, I have no idea who the manufacturer is of these.(There is a
    little insignia that looks something like an "S/A").


    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
  3. Searcher7

    Searcher7 Guest

    There is another sign stamped on it, but it doesn't look like a

    I can't be sure, but I see no pins inside either. Can "insertable
    contacts" be gotten from anywhere?


    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.

  4. Yes, they are without pins.
  5. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    looks like part of a configurable DB25F to modular socket patch
    connectoer, eg.

    (you have the part on the right.)

    individual inserts are also avalable, leaded.

    and uncrimped,

    These have been re-branded "dynAmix" I don't know who the original
    supplier was.

  6. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    on second thought, I have handled them and they look very similar the
    drawing in the datasheet here
    I can't say if these are yours.

    possibly the E-Bay vendor can supply the pin inserts, or tell you
    where to order them.
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