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Old Mon 13 August 2012, 12:42
Zouave
Just call me: Eric #115
 
Sacramento, CA
United States of America
Parallel Port Insert for Control Box?

I hope someone can point me in the right direction, but does anyone have an ideas on how to find a plastic insert I can put on the side of my control box for the parallel port off the BOB? I would like to have it be a port I can attach directly to, as most computers are now, but I have heard multiple people say NOT to ground it to the case, as that would do, so I need some plastic interface that will get attached to the case, with the printer port extending through it to be plugged into from the outside. Any suggestions or places to look? I am trying to sort through some computer websites, but I'm on Dial-Up, so any assistance at all would be tremendously helpful. Couldn't find anything searching through here either. Am I the only one doing this? Does everyone else just have a cable that goes to their computer?

And because I know it will get brought up, I already have a plastic cover to slip over the port so when the computer cable isn't connected, I won't get dust ingress that way.

Is there another major reason why people don't do it this way? Thoughts? Comments? Rotten fruit?
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Old Mon 13 August 2012, 14:42
Alan_c
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Grabouw (Western Cape)
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I couldnt find anything to do the job so I made my own see here post 25 and here post 203. Insulating adaptor made from Tufnol.
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Old Mon 13 August 2012, 14:52
Zouave
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Sacramento, CA
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Awesome job! And thank you.
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Old Mon 13 August 2012, 15:59
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
http://www.pmdx.com/DB25Ribbon-18

What BOB do you have?
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Old Mon 13 August 2012, 22:20
KenC
Just call me: Ken
 
Klang
Malaysia
Use IDC ribbon connector
Terminating the cable is a no brainer, just aim & bang.
Open a square hole & 2 3mm hole for the mounting screw on your panel
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Cost effective, a few dollars at worst... Should be able to find them in computer hardware shops.

This is how I did it.

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Old Wed 15 August 2012, 01:07
rischoof
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Goirle
Netherlands
Ken,

from phoenix contacts they have. they sell from RS

RS part number is 493-2399
Brand Phoenix Contact Mfr Part No. 1689734
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