Talk:D-subminiature

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panel mount hole sizes for dsubs[edit]

Can somone place a link, or information to the standard sizes of the panel cutout or "hole" used to mount dsub connectors? I have a ITT canon spec sheet for the connectors, but see no reference for standard hole sizes. I know Greenlee has some standard D-sub hole punches, but are these the same size as the recomended standards, and if so where is this info defined or referenced. Thank You

I posted the above question about 3 years ago. I assume from the lack of response, there is limmitted data on the hole sizes, and perhaps no one outside of the 1950's has this info anymore. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 8.20.98.2 (talk) 22:14, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Shell size by number[edit]

I have noticed that many manufacturers give shell sizes a numeric, rather than letter, designation. (I commonly run into this when purchasing cable hoods that are offered separate from the connectors). I did not see this mentioned in the article. I believe the designations correspond as follows:

Size 1 = E (for DE9, DE15-HD, DE19-DD)

Size 2 = A (for DA15, DA20-HD, DA31-DD)

Size 3 = B (for DB25, DA44-HD, DB52-DD)

Size 4 = C (for DC37, DC62-HD, DC79-DD)

Size 5 = D (for DD50, DD78-HD, DD100-DD)

I am by no means certain that this is the only numbering scheme in use, but all the manufacturers I have encountered employing numerical designations have been consistent with it. Starling2001 (talk) 21:39, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

DE-9 Joysticks and paddles WERE typically interchangable[edit]

Unlike what the article says, DE-9 "Atari port" Joysticks and paddles WERE typically interchangable between systems, though the mice that could connect to the same ports in some systems were not. Any device that functionally didn't do more than an Atari 2600 Joysticks and/or a pair of Atari 2600 paddles could typically be used on all systems that had this port. True, some systems enhanced the functionality and the matching enhanced controllers were then not (fully) usable on other systems; for example the pass-through interface of the Amstrad/Schneider CPC joysticks that allowed daisy-chaining a second joystick was useless on non-Amstrad/Schneider machines. But the current statement in the article that these devices were not interchangable is simply false. Unless somebody objects, I will change it in a few days. -- 92.231.119.183 (talk) 11:27, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Change done. Please discuss here before reverting anything. Thanks. -- 92.226.3.62 (talk) 12:09, 16 April 2012 (UTC)