Subject: Re: DEC Cable?
To: Michael Kukat <>
From: Russell Pavlicek <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/17/2001 15:39:27
Michael's reply is not entirely correct.
I have access to a VS3100 which is connected to a
non-color monitor using an RGB cable.  It uses the
Green lead as I recall.

-- Russ Pavlicek

--- Michael Kukat <> wrote:
> Hello,
> On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> > 	I've got two cables here, DEC p/n BCC17-06 and
> one with out a p/n,
> > but looks like a DEC cable. Any ideas who/what
> they're for? And can one of
> > them replace the mono video cable on my VAX
> Station 3100 (BC23K-03)?
> I don't know these cables, but as both are RGB
> cables, none of them can replace
> a mono cable. Also look at
> for the full
> pinout of those connectors.
> And additionally, DEC changed the pinout somewhen
> for the DECstations and DEC
> (Alpha) machines, maybe even VAXstation 4000 has a
> different pinout (do they
> have the 15pin connector? Don't know now).
> Best way would be to take a soldering iron and make
> the cable yourself. The
> other way would be a small bridge between the mono
> and the green pin to get
> the cable doing mono on the green wire. But this is
> a modification to your
> holy VAXstation, and you don't really want to do
> this :)
> And then, there is still the problem with the pinout
> difference between
> DECstations and VAXstaions. So, as your VAXstation
> has own keyboard/mouse
> connectors, a simple mono video cable would be the
> best.
> ...Michael
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