[rescue] I got a new Octane! Why can't I talk to it?

Erie Patsellis erie at shelbyvilledesign.com
Thu Apr 5 07:22:37 CDT 2007

jodys at helluin.org wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 11:55:19AM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
>> There are actually only 10 pins in the middle.  (One glance makes it
>> obvious the number is even, and it's not hard to count the pairs and
>> find there are five of them.)  I believe the 3 in W3 gets added to the
>> 10 to give the 13.  (There's a somewhat similar connector, in a DA
>> shell I think, with just the 3 co-ax connectors, which is called 3W3.)
> Well color me embarrassed, I wasn't even thinking when I said 13 pins...
> There is also a Dsub style connector with *5* coaxial connection, I have
> one on my SGI Video for Impact card. I despair of *ever* finding a cable
> for that.
most of the major distributors (allied, Digikey, Mouser) have that 
connector, it's not cheap as I recall, but a handful of mins with a 
soldering iron and a cable could become immensely valuable


> [snipped, story about 13w3 adapters]
> Aye. The whole business is just a bit too confusing for me. Connector
> conspiracy, I tell ya!
> Jody
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