I need an extra long 9 pin serial lead - 15 -20m

  SANAP 15:42 22 Dec 2003

I need to run a serial lead from my pc to another room but cant for the life of me find anyone.where that will make it up. It is 9 pin to 9 pin m - f and I believe 4 core cable will suffice as not all of the pins are used. I could probaly make it myself but need the connectors.

Anyone know of a good place?



  Indigo 1 16:16 22 Dec 2003

Maplins ?

click here

  SANAP 16:38 22 Dec 2003

Thanks I should have made it clear it is 15 -20 metres in length.


  Legolas 17:29 22 Dec 2003

Have a look here they say they will make up a custom length cable for you. click here

  Stuartli 17:49 22 Dec 2003

you could try BB electronics (serial connectivity specialists ( with hilarious newsletters)) click here they are based on the outskirts of galway so it might add a few cents to the postage ( roll on the single currency)

  Gemma 18:01 22 Dec 2003

Sanap: Legolas' link looks good. When you specify your cable go for a full 9 to 9 wiring, the price will be close and it will keep you away from the soldering iron later on. Please note that the UART (universal asynchronous receiver transmitter) chips in the PC are designed to drive relatively short (3 metre) cables. 15 to 20 m may be on the long side for reliable communications. I say "in the PC" because manufacturers will choose the UART on price. There are lots around. This site tells you a lot about serial comms. and the RS232 standard click here

  SANAP 18:50 22 Dec 2003

thank you all and success as usual.

Merry xmas and Happy New Year.


  Stuartli 14:48 23 Dec 2003

..roll on the single currency?

No thanks, not now, not ever.

Presumably you feel you will save lots of money by not having to convert your holiday cash?

Meanwhile talk to the Italians, Germans, French, Greeks etc and find out what they think of the subject now it's a reality.....

  SANAP 15:30 23 Dec 2003

u are right, I am in Ireland and back from the UK, I watched the changeover from £ to € and recoiled in horror at the way businesses just bumped the prices up on the very 1st day and the sad thing was the government did absolutely nothing. A prime example were Doctors(the custodian of our health) here in Ireland u pay each time u visit the Doc and the charge went up by about £10.00 in old money when Euro was introduced. How sick(sorry) can u get when your own Doctor rips u off.

I hope Britain never joins the Euro, at least in my lifetime, as the same thing would happen.

Still cant get my 18 metre cable.


oh dear chaps, living a european life is obviously not on the cards for you guys but for some of us it makes a good deal of sense.

the madness in Ireland at the time of the changeover was mainly due to its isolation on the wrong side of britain from the rest of britaincoupled with Charlie McCreevey's attempts to redress the damage caused by years of 'brown envelope economy' .anyway this isnt the place so I'll leave the last word to Mr Dumphy. PS. Gaillimh Abu.

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