[rescue] Apple II serial as a terminal

Kris Kirby kris at catonic.net
Sat Jan 11 20:40:49 CST 2003

On Sat, 11 Jan 2003, 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.

I've seen loops out to 4,000 FT, but they were using RS485.

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