Creativision centronics printer cable pinout

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Creativision centronics printer cable pinout

Post by Scouter3d » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:44 pm

Hi,

I got the creativision "parallel I/O interface module" but without a matching printer cable, so i had to figure out the pinout=>

Here is the pinout for a printer cable to use with the "parallel I/O interface module" and a centronics printer.
creativision_centronics_cable_04_b.jpg
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Re: Creativision centronics printer cable pinout

Post by MADrigal » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:15 pm

Thanks Tom. I would use the infos on a forthcoming "homebrews" I'm adding to the CreatiVEmu website.

Question is: is there a way to understand which part of the connector (console-side) is top, and which is down?
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Re: Creativision centronics printer cable pinout

Post by carlsson » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:20 pm

It looks like one pin is missing (key?) but perhaps the male connector on the parallel interface is not uniquely shaped to reflect this keying?
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Re: Creativision centronics printer cable pinout

Post by Scouter3d » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:47 pm

Hi,

Sorry, i know i should have mentioned it: the plug is shown in the right way (up in the picture is up on the CV too...). There is a small "keypeg" (cut) on the CV-side but i had no easy way of adding a key to the plug... see pic of interfaceboard.
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Re: Creativision centronics printer cable pinout

Post by MADrigal » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:17 pm

Scouter3d wrote:i had no easy way of adding a key to the plug... see pic of interfaceboard.
Thanks Tom! :-)

Suggestion: a piece of toothpick with a drip of glue would do good?
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