[rescue] Apple II serial as a terminal

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Jan 11 17:07:25 CST 2003

On Saturday, January 11, 2003, at 05:59 PM, Eric Webb wrote:
> Official spec on RS-232 is probably 25' or less, I'm sure.  But at 
> work we're
> running several serial terminals (IBM 3153's) over at least 300 feet 
> of CAT
> 5.  This stuff was run through the steel trusses of the warehouse 
> (some 30-40
> feet up) and never once have we have had trouble.  So long as you're 
> only
> talking about 9600 baud terminal connections, you're safe.  YMMV if 
> you push
> it harder than that, though.

   The spec is 50' if memory serves, but remember this is brought to you 
by the same idiots as were responsble for the "DTE/DCE" debacle.  Runs 
of 300-500' are common in many installations.  Cable shielding and baud 
rate come into play.


Dave McGuire           "She's a cheek pincher.  I have scars."
St. Petersburg, FL                          -Gary Nichols

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