[SunRescue] Finding vme connectors to remake old sun scsi cables?
Greg A. Woods
woods at most.weird.com
Thu Dec 2 16:56:58 CST 1999
[ On Thursday, December 2, 1999 at 10:40:42 (-0500), BSD Bob wrote: ]
> Subject: [SunRescue] Finding vme connectors to remake old sun scsi cables?
> I am needing to come up with the connectors to make up a new longer
> straight scsi cable. My problem is finding the idc vme header connectors
> that mate up to the back of the backplane. Anyone know where I might find
> 2 or 3 of those header connectors in ribbon cable insulation displacement
I was able to purchase a few such connector headers from Electrosonic (a
large Canadian distributor with counter service here in Toronto) a
couple of years ago. They are Panduit (now ITW Pancon?) part #
120-964-455. They worked successfully in my Sun 3/260 and 3/280
chassis. I think they were about $12.00 each. Note that these
connectors have no pins on the centre row. You don't want the 3-row
96-pin connectors -- they won't work (and they have a higher wire
Oddly enough the new Newark #117 catalogue list (ITW-Pancon) 120-964-435
connectors for $20.20 each. I don't know what the difference is between
these and the ones I bought a couple of years ago -- perhaps none.
Newark of course has a minimum $250 order, so you might want to look
around for another Panduit/ITW-Pancon retailer.
If that doesn't help then try looking for "Eurocard" connectors with
"IDC" (insulation displacement contacts) for flat cable with wire on
You might also find such cables and/or connectors at your local
surplus/junk outlet (WeirdStuff is sure to have some, for example).
> I have tried extending the cables with 50 pin header dips, and
> that does not work very well in my hands.
You can get commercially made extension cables too....
Greg A. Woods
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