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Offline stulish

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HXc Floppy Cable
« on: 21:54, 05 November 14 »
Hi guys,

could someone tell me what cable i need to connect a HXc floppy emulator to my CPC6128.  or if there is a component number (RS or Farnell etc), so i can make one.

I have only just ordered the HXc board so i have some time to sort the cable out.

Thanks

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Re: HXc Floppy Cable
« Reply #1 on: 22:11, 05 November 14 »
Hi,
    just get yourself an old PC floppy cable and a 36way Centronics connector with Crimp terminals and make yourself one of these: DIY:Floppy Drives - CPCWiki

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Re: HXc Floppy Cable
« Reply #2 on: 22:19, 05 November 14 »
You can use any cable which is usable to a 3.5" B-floppy.
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Re: HXc Floppy Cable
« Reply #3 on: 22:21, 05 November 14 »
Hi,
    just get yourself an old PC floppy cable and a 36way Centronics connector with Crimp terminals and make yourself one of these: DIY:Floppy Drives - CPCWiki

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Isn't that wrong? No need to cut the red wire. There's space enough ;-)

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Re: HXc Floppy Cable
« Reply #4 on: 22:29, 05 November 14 »
No, on the plus wire 2 has to go to cavity 1 of the Port, so red has to go. Check the pinouts for yourself. I have my cable here lying in front of me, connected to my HxC for years (working).

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Re: HXc Floppy Cable
« Reply #5 on: 22:38, 05 November 14 »
Thanks guys, i think i have one somewhere in a box.

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Re: HXc Floppy Cable
« Reply #6 on: 04:38, 06 November 14 »
No, on the plus wire 2 has to go to cavity 1 of the Port, so red has to go. Check the pinouts for yourself. I have my cable here lying in front of me, connected to my HxC for years (working).

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Well I have a cable with two Centronics plugs, one for CPC one for 6128 Plus. It works perfectly since the early 90ies and nothing is cut. The flat cable is just shifted by one - that's all you need. No cutting :-)

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Re: HXc Floppy Cable
« Reply #7 on: 11:06, 06 November 14 »

Well I have a cable with two Centronics plugs, one for CPC one for 6128 Plus. It works perfectly since the early 90ies and nothing is cut. The flat cable is just shifted by one - that's all you need. No cutting :-)

So you just crushed the red wire in the housing? Most modern connectors won't let you do this, to avoid the cable from being misplaced.

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Re: HXc Floppy Cable
« Reply #8 on: 22:34, 06 November 14 »
Well, I have to take another look, but IIRC there is space for it. Back the day I did only know that the pins were shifted by one, so I shifted the cable by one.


Also one can make an adapter: Two centronics plugs, cable shifted by one position. Depends on one's needs.  :)
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