Looking for a DIN switch

Started by ComSoft6128, 22:07, 04 December 21

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ComSoft6128

I'm hoping that someone can build me a DIN switch for a Plus.


I'm looking for something about the size of a cigarette packet or a cassette tape box with two female sockets at the rear and at the front a male jack with a 6CM lead from the box to the Plus. The switch can be on the top or front of the box.


£30 + postage seems fair.


If anyone can make this please let me know via this post or PM.

Bryce

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Just to add some design requirements:

- Ideally it should have a metal case, otherwise it will pick up noise from anything nearby.
- You will have to switch all signals except the GND, which means you'll need a 7 pole 2 throw switch (extremely difficult to find)

The cheapest way to do it would be to find one of the old manual VGA switches like this one: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=54 and change the plugs/sockets to DIN.

Bryce.



ComSoft6128

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Thanks for the info and link :)


The VGA box is very similar to the data switch/printer switch boxes I used to have but I'm looking for something much smaller. The 28 year old 6128 DIN switch box in the video at 0:46 is the kind of thing I'm hoping(!) someone could produce.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ7aoKhu9to

eto

I saw some switch boxes at Amazon that are much smaller.

https://www.amazon.de/duttek-VGA-Switch-Monitor-Sharing-Umschalten/dp/B075Q54BTP

Might they also work? The comments are so and so and some people explain, that they have issues with higher resolutions - but that shouldn't be an issue for the CPC.

Instead of replacing the VGA ports I would try to make adapters DIN to D-SUB. Might be much less work.

ComSoft6128

Cheers!


Now all I need is a "hardware guy" to do the job................

ComSoft6128

OK, so doesn't look like I'll be getting a switch any time soon.
So since yesterday I've been trying this out:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LOKEKE-Splitter-Compatible-Olufsen-PowerLink/dp/B09L4S8D4H/ref=sr_1_1?

With two SCART cables connected to it I thought there might be a loss of picture quality but everything seems fine, so far.

Bryce

A splitter will work, but you change the signal impedence when using one of these, so both monitors will be slightly darker than they should be.

Bryce.

ComSoft6128

Good to know. :)
For mode 2 videos I'll keep it in place but for mode 0 or 1 slideshows I'll disconnect it.

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