# Printer Port Connectors "DB" and "db"

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#### Searcher7

Jan 1, 1970
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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.

Thanks a lot.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.

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#### Searcher7

Jan 1, 1970
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I'm not aware of any "db25" series connectors - I would expect both
upper and lower case designations to refer to the same style of
connectors, but the upper case designation is correct according to the
original manufacturer.

The D-subminature connector family is available in both insertable-pin
and solder cup formats (as well as IDC and solder-to-board styles.)

If you are looking for pins to insert into the wiring side of a
pinless housing, you _must_ get the appropriate pins, made by the
manufacturer of the housing. (AMP pins don't work in Cannon housings,
and vice versa, although complete AMP connectors mate with complete
Cannon connectors.)

--
Peter Bennett, VE7CEI
peterbb4 (at) interchange.ubc.ca
GPS and NMEA info:http://vancouver-webpages.com/peter

Well, I won some connectors on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180282704904

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").

Thanks.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.

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#### Searcher7

Jan 1, 1970
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On Sun, 1 Mar 2009 16:34:24 -0800 (PST), Searcher7

Those appear to me to be empty connector bodies intended to accept
insertable contacts. Is there any metal inside the pin cavities?
doesn't look like it from the photos.

I don't recognize the "S/A" insignia - any other part number? Are
they male or female housings?

(My guess is that you've wasted $21.00...) -- Peter Bennett, VE7CEI peterbb4 (at) interchange.ubc.ca GPS and NMEA info:http://vancouver-webpages.com/peter Vancouver Power Squadron:http://vancouver.powersquadron.ca There is another sign stamped on it, but it doesn't look like a letter. I can't be sure, but I see no pins inside either. Can "insertable contacts" be gotten from anywhere? Thanks. Darren Harris Staten Island, New York. A #### Archimedes' Lever Jan 1, 1970 0 On Sun, 1 Mar 2009 16:34:24 -0800 (PST), Searcher7 Those appear to me to be empty connector bodies intended to accept insertable contacts. Is there any metal inside the pin cavities? doesn't look like it from the photos. I don't recognize the "S/A" insignia - any other part number? Are they male or female housings? (My guess is that you've wasted$21.00...)

Yes, they are without pins.

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#### Jasen Betts

Jan 1, 1970
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Well, I won some connectors on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180282704904

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").

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

http://cdlnz.com/index.html?do=viewproduct&code=A-D25FRJ45&ID=1048641

(you have the part on the right.)

individual inserts are also avalable, leaded.

http://cdlnz.com/index.html?do=viewproduct&code=A-JW-F&ID=1048658

and uncrimped,

http://cdlnz.com/index.html?do=viewproduct&code=CP-F&ID=1049500

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

bye.

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#### Jasen Betts

Jan 1, 1970
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looks like part of a configurable DB25F to modular socket patch
connectoer, eg.

http://cdlnz.com/index.html?do=viewproduct&code=A-D25FRJ45&ID=1048641

(you have the part on the right.)

individual inserts are also avalable, leaded.

http://cdlnz.com/index.html?do=viewproduct&code=A-JW-F&ID=1048658

and uncrimped,

http://cdlnz.com/index.html?do=viewproduct&code=CP-F&ID=1049500

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

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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