[rescue] Apple II serial as a terminal
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
> 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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