Subject: Re: 3W3 video plug/socket
To: <>
From: Maciej W. Rozycki <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 03/14/2000 17:29:39
On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, Peter C. Wallace wrote:

> > 2) I have to consider that I will never find a cable so I may have to   
> > build my own.  Is the connector on the card a male(plug) or   
> > female(socket)?  My first guess is it is a female(socket) but it's a bit   
> > different than a standard sub-D connector.
> Assuming its like BNC connectors and goes by the sex of the inner contact,
> then the card connector is male...

 Considering other connectors of xWy type, the card connector is female
and the plug is male.  It's easier to see e.g. at 13W3, used for Suns,
which has standard pins apart from the coaxial ones.  See also

 I think that brand new 3W3<->BNC cables are still avaliable; at least I
can see one in a catalogue from our local retailer of computer cables and
adapters (some are really weird, indeed).  I have no idea where they get
these from, though.

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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