[Coco] DIN 4 connector for serial port

Salvador Garcia salvadorgarciav at yahoo.com
Wed May 29 11:23:58 EDT 2019


I got Richard's DIN 4 connectors yesterday (May 28/19). Tested with these and they fit fine. Thanks Richard!

I examined them closely and found that they are identical to the ones that I have, so I re-examined the connector that would not plug in. It turned out that the two metal halves did not fit together correctly, leaving a small (almost indiscernible) gap. This gap was enough to elongate the circular outer casing, not letting it plug into the CoCo's serial plug. I disassembled the connector, reseated the two halves and reassembled it. Tested and it fit just right!

I tested all the connectors and they did not have the any issues which brings me to the "oh-dang" moment: I should have tested all the connectors before assuming that they were the wrong size.

Thanks all for your help. Much appreciated!


    On Thursday, May 23, 2019, 9:54:57 PM CDT, Salvador Garcia via Coco <coco at maltedmedia.com> wrote:  
 I need a special cable for experimentation with the serial port, so I ordered these from the 'bay:

DIN 4, how hard can it be? Received connectors today and they are just slightly of different size. This connector will not plug into the CoCo's port. What is the right connector? Thanks! Salvador

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