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Old 07-11-2004, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hardware Zone Quiz #29: Centronics Cables

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A Centronics printer cable uses a _______ pin connector.


Answer: 36-pin Male

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Old 07-11-2004, 06:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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36 pin is most common (parallel) however there is a 50 pin used for SCSI
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male .. from 25 to 36 pins
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Well, there is a 50pin connection... can probably find the info if need be
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What is a 36 pin male connection?
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36 pin is most common (parallel) however there is a 50 pin used for SCSI
36-pin is the standard. Killian, a 50-pin SCSI connector is for HD (high density) connectors only and i tend to think it is not applicable to a printer ~.
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A Centronics printer cable uses a _______ pin connector.
A Centronics printer cable uses a 36-pin connector. The 36-pin connector used to be standard on most printers aside from laser because it provided a fast and reliable connection. The most common connector on newer printers are the USB 2.0 connections, these of course, are compatible with USB 1.1.
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Good point there Lone Wolf Even though its centronics, I doubt you would see it as a printer. Lol, I also didn't read much into the other question Case you can't tell, it seems I dont pay attention sometimes (and I was in the military, what ever happened to attention to detail?? hmmm... heheh).
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What is a 36 pin male connection?
A male connector is a connector with pins sticking out.

A female is a connector with holes sticking in.

The 36 pin connector your talking about is a Centronics cable. Used for old printers and stuff mostly.
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