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Re: Good looking edge connectors?
« Reply #15 on: 2017.March.20. 11:38:12 »
More photos from Werner, all are original English cables:

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Re: Good looking edge connectors?
« Reply #16 on: 2017.March.20. 14:29:37 »
Then those connectors can be part of the original Enterprise futuristic design.

Does Werner have the print out measures of the other connectors?
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Re: Good looking edge connectors?
« Reply #17 on: 2017.March.26. 16:30:09 »
I had detachable male joystick connectors from some cables I bought from Ebay to make my joysticks EnterMice compatible.

They are the exact measure for the 7 pin edge housing that the Monitor and Printer ports need.

With a saw and a cutter y have modified them a little. The square mouth, the side channel and the upside guide.


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For not being careful enough I've made some scratches on the case, but it looks good, right?
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Re: Good looking edge connectors?
« Reply #18 on: 2017.April.01. 01:45:01 »
I have made a disturbing discovering: the mainboard edge connectors are displaced from the case square holes.

On my old EP(Issue 4) the displacement is about a millimetre, but  on my new EP(Issue 6) grows up to almost 1,5mm.

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The problem is that old female edge connectors had only single 1mm narrow contacts:

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Example: Patkány Edge connector.

While "modern" edge connectors have two contacts per pin, that extend the contact surface more than 1,5mm.

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Example: Retrocables RGB Edge connector.

I was struggling my mind trying to figure out why the Patkány refused to work on my new EP, then I have seen the difference on the mainboard position.
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Re: Good looking edge connectors?
« Reply #19 on: 2017.April.25. 13:10:28 »
Some test of cases. Blue edge connectors look fine...

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Re: Good looking edge connectors?
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 15:10 »
I have still parts to make ten more RGB or parallel cables. And thirteen full populated joystick cables.

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Re: Good edge connectors and cables.
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 22:23 »
The cable bought to Retrocables is a cheap lead sielded wth only aluminium foil, but it does its work perfectly on the Enterprise.

The better option for me would be a VGA monitor lead, as they have at least shielded the colours, but a simple eight leads shielded cable will suit me.

Also, I opt in my RGB cables to take the sound from the Tape out connector, as it gives a louder(standard) volume level. The sound output at the Monitor connector is so low that forces me to set the volume at max on the TV.