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Old 07-16-2022, 10:00 PM
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Default Mini DB15 needed for GRT Mini-x

I bought a used mini-x and need a Mini DB15 for it. Can someone point me toward the right thing to buy? I do not have the unit yet so don't know what it even looks like from the back side (why no pics on your website GRT??)
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Old 07-16-2022, 11:24 PM
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Looks like you need a female DA-15.

(BTW, it is a "D-subminiature connector". Shell size is indicated by the second letter. "B" is the standard 25 pin shell size. Just a little pet peeve, LOL. Unfortunately, "DB" has become a common description, even if wrong.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-subminiature
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Old 07-16-2022, 11:49 PM
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I do not have the unit yet so don't know what it even looks like from the back side (why no pics on your website GRT??)
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Uh, it took me all of two minutes on the GRT web site to find a drawing of the backside. It shows a connector labeled DB-15, male.
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Old 07-17-2022, 08:24 AM
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just go to digi-key and search. The mini 15 is the same form factor as a DB-9, so just buy the shell for that. Can't remember if the mini 15 uses standard or high density pins, but believe the latter. Digi-key should have recommended pins on the page.

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Old 07-17-2022, 08:34 AM
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Uh, it took me all of two minutes on the GRT web site to find a drawing of the backside. It shows a connector labeled DB-15, male.
Well thank you for your effort. Many people anyway relate the term "pic" with "photo". I also had found a "drawing", that said DB15, thus DB15 is in the title of the thread. A drawing however is not a picture, like taken with a camera, showing a socket or a connector. Why no pics on your website GRT?

The install manual pin-out chart has a column labeled "mini DB15" which made me think,"smaller than normal" like "mini USB".

Looking back at the drawing which you forced me to look at again , the DB15 does not look smaller than normal. I think now the pinout chart simply meant "the DB15 on the mini-x". If they were telling me the pin-out for the mini's usb port the column probably would have read "mini mini usb".
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Old 07-17-2022, 12:19 PM
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Can't remember if the mini 15 uses standard or high density pins, but believe the latter. Digi-key should have recommended pins on the page.
It does use high density pins; Digi-Key will have a cross-reference for them.
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Old 07-17-2022, 04:44 PM
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The mini I installed just used the standard DB15 connector not the high density.
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Old 07-18-2022, 08:55 AM
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If it's a 3-row 15 pin connector (same shell size as a 9 pin, two row) - the pins are high density. If it's a two row 15 pin connector, they are standard density.

Example:

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...YbM4nJzQ%3D%3D

HOWEVER: the GRT Mini-x rear panel drawing show a shows a 2 row, 15 pin, (standard density pins) ... so that's what you want!
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Old 07-18-2022, 09:13 AM
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Thanks all, I just ordered this thing, yes 2 rows on the mini-x
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...MMKUNFUFH&th=1


https://vansairforce.net/community/a...1&d=1658153509
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the names and how everyone gets them confused:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-subminiature
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