[rescue] Apple II serial as a terminal
mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Jan 11 20:47:57 CST 2003
On Saturday, January 11, 2003, at 09:40 PM, Kris Kirby wrote:
>> Official spec on RS-232 is probably 25' or less, I'm sure. But at
>> 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
>> 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.
...which is rather unrelated to RS232.
Little-known factoid: What we commonly call "RS-232C" hasn't been
correct for many years. "RS" stands for "Recommended Standard"...the
standard was accepted by EIA many years ago and it is now properly
known as "EIA-232D".
Dave McGuire "She's a cheek pincher. I have scars."
St. Petersburg, FL -Gary Nichols
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