would anybody be interested in a bbc aux cable?

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as in title,just wondering...

i could make these in batches of four at time.then sell them individually.

the cable in question is the cable that goes from the aux port to an external floppy drive,the plugs are the hardest thing...or should i say the most expensive part to get for this.

i reckon i could make them up for £6 each.

so im wondering if there would be an interest for it,if i did it with different plug options for different drives?

would there be much interest,i would have to get quite a few to make it worth while.
 
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I doubt there's a market for these. Most serious BBC users will have an MMC solution or have a floppy directly connected.

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This is just to power the drive right? Might be interested in one to power the HxC
 
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yes mate,its the power connector under the bbc to power external devices,you can get +5 +12 and -5 from it.

its an odd connector now,ive been reliably informed they used to be common place.
 

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Do you have a source for the connector? I wouldn't mind getting a few of those.

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yes i do.you can get them from farnel,shall i post links to the two parts?(it took a bit of searching to find them,and cross referenced to the pdf catalogue which was a task in itself)

you have to get the shells and pins separately and individually (yes,you did read that right) and you have to spend £20 to get shipping free.
it works out at about 4 full sets to get shipping free.(yes,four)

the parts are made by TE connectivity,amp range i think...
there was a couple of other places i could of got them from...but that was ridiculously expensive,to say the least...
yes,i did buy a few because i actually want to use a 3.5 inch drive on my beeb but didnt want the extra power supply to power it.and the drive runs off a 5 and 12 volt supply...
also i could of made this internal and it would of looked quite nice..i simply didnt want to start cutting up the case to fit it inside my nice beeb.
so i used a black drive and cream case to house it...which does actually match it:)
 
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Can you post the link? I have contacts at TE and might be able to acquire some "samples" :)

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Here's my crude solution of using the same type of 6-pin modular connector that is used in the graphics cards, slightly modified. I actually did acquire a proper connector afterwards but this is for the DIY oriented, "using commonly found household items" kind of people.
 
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A picture tells a thousand words :)

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E-mail sent...

If you happen to be ordering some, let me know, I'd take a few too, if I can't get samples.

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The AMP part number seems to be AMP-207153-1
 
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E-mail sent...

If you happen to be ordering some, let me know, I'd take a few too, if I can't get samples.

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The AMP part number seems to be AMP-207153-1

dont know about the amp part numbers as i recognize the part by sight,so i just used the te parts reference.
 

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E-mail sent...

If you happen to be ordering some, let me know, I'd take a few too, if I can't get samples.

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The AMP part number seems to be AMP-207153-1



i had a quick look at the part number you posted above,its not that bud:)
 

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I thought it might be wrong :) btw. My TE contact got back to me to say "Not my division" (can't see them winning the next contract :D )

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I thought it might be wrong :) btw. My TE contact got back to me to say "Not my division" (can't see them winning the next contract :D )

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fair enough:)

ill put up a picture of the cable...when i eventually get round to fitting the plug on it,lol
 

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here is the cable i finally got around to making.

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note:the pins that i linked to earlier are the pins its just the picture shown isnt...
 
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