Re: Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called


Howard Traxler
 

I bought one of these special cables from DEC (digital equipment corporation) back in the 90s.


On 1/19/2020 9:10 AM, Steven Johnson wrote:

Thanks Monte.  That’s a shame.  I should probably check with my old friends who I know to have drawers full of old cables and electronic relics from the 1980s

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:06 AM
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As I recall, it was a proprietary cable; the rj45 type end was not standard, it has a sort of offset to it.

Good luck.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: January-19-20 8:52 AM
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Subject: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

One of my buddies is sending me a Dectalk external to have some fun with, but it has no cables.  I seem to remember that the cable that connects it to the serial port on the PC has a 9 pin female on one end, and a phone jack kind of RJ45 looking plug for the Dectalk.  I know that the Dectalk end was smaller than the RJ45, but bigger than a phone jack.  I’m trying to find a cable to hook up the Dectalk.  What is the name of the end that fits the Dectalk?  RJ11 or RJ12 maybe?  Thanks.


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