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#1 manterola OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:41 PM

Hi All,

I'd struggled to find a good or decent cable (not to stiff, and not too thin copper conductors) for a home made SIO cable. I had 3d printed a couple of SIO connectors and I also have a couple of PCBs for a poorman SIO version, but no luck to find a cable with 13 conductors (I don't need 100m)

Do you recommend something you guys have used before?..  obviously good price (for someone in US).

Thanks a lot

 

 



#2 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:38 PM

Sometimes you can find cheap VGA extension cables.  They have 15 conductors.



#3 BillC OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:49 PM

25' lengths of 15 conductor shielded cable are available at Amazon.com and Jameco for $20.95 + shipping

 

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.c...x/dp/B00B88BE9E

Jameco: https://www.jameco.c...eet_644447.html



#4 DrVenkman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:43 AM

25' lengths of 15 conductor shielded cable are available at Amazon.com and Jameco for $20.95 + shipping

 

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.c...x/dp/B00B88BE9E

Jameco: https://www.jameco.c...eet_644447.html

 

Fantastic! Thanks for that link, BillC. I need to make a handful of new cables myself. Anyone in the US offering new 3D-printed SIO connector shells? I know Lotharek sells them but shipping from Poland is brutally expensive and the cheapest option is crazy-slow. My most-recent Ultimate 1MB board is sitting somewhere in limbo between Warsaw and US Customs, no update on the tracking info in the last 8 days, and 16 days since I ordered ...



#5 JR> OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:29 AM

I think Gavin1968 was printing them for the Sdrive-Max's he was selling.  Maybe he'll sell you some.



#6 manterola OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:31 PM

This is great, thanks for the information... I will also check if I have a decent VGA cable to cannibalize, excellent idea!



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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:15 PM

I got some SIO plugs from Bill Lange (as well as a few SDrive-Max cases).

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:19 PM

Hi!
 

Hi All,
I'd struggled to find a good or decent cable (not to stiff, and not too thin copper conductors) for a home made SIO cable. I had 3d printed a couple of SIO connectors and I also have a couple of PCBs for a poorman SIO version, but no luck to find a cable with 13 conductors (I don't need 100m)
Do you recommend something you guys have used before?..  obviously good price (for someone in US).
Thanks a lot


Sometimes buying a cable *with* connectors is cheaper, see this for 5m https://www.aliexpre...2598047128.html

#9 E474 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:59 PM

Hi,

Have you tried contacting https://printathing.com/for 3D printing items (such as the molex connectors/Atari SIO connectors) that are on thingiverse? After that you just need the crimping tool and the Molex KK 396 connectors?

#10 Mathy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:31 PM

Hello Herb

 

I know Lotharek sells them but shipping from Poland is brutally expensive and the cheapest option is crazy-slow.

 

Or you have them send to somebody in Europe and you join us at this years Fujiama and pick your stuff up.  (Unfortunately, Lotharek never comes to the Fujiama himself)  This years Fujiama will last a whole week!

 

OK, so it's not the fastest way to get some stuff from Europe to you, but it is the one where you have the most fun!

 

Sincerely

 

Mathy


Edited by Mathy, Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:31 PM.


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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:25 AM

Hi All,

I'd struggled to find a good or decent cable (not to stiff, and not too thin copper conductors) for a home made SIO cable. I had 3d printed a couple of SIO connectors and I also have a couple of PCBs for a poorman SIO version, but no luck to find a cable with 13 conductors (I don't need 100m)

Do you recommend something you guys have used before?..  obviously good price (for someone in US).

Thanks a lot

 

 

What's a poorman's SIO?



#12 DrVenkman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:01 AM

What's a poorman's SIO?

 

Probably a home-made SIO2PC device.



#13 David_P ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:36 AM

It's a PCB with 6 connectors on one side, seven on the other that you can slowly build up with tin and then insert (carefully) into an SIO port.

 

See https://oshpark.com/...ojects/cvBmkVl4



#14 manterola OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:48 PM

It is a connector which it is just a PCB.
Check this out:
https://goo.gl/images/GwUSkM






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