Slink-e / CDJ Discussion Archive #7
Re: DB-9 and Cat-5
Posted By: M. Ihle <ihle@m...> In Response To: DB-9 and Cat-5 (Jeff Salladay)
In Response To: DB-9 and Cat-5 (Jeff Salladay)
No you only need 4 of the wires. I did the same thing with my system. Here is the link that is on the site for the wiring. You need to do them in straight line ie: pin#3 as Blue/White on one end needs to connect to the pin #3 Blue/White on the other end. Here is the help info that you can also find using help on the software.
If you have any questions, you can mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Custom Serial Cables
If you would like to have you Slink-e positioned remotely from your computer you may use you own cable of up to 100 feet in length. If you are using your own cable, you must be sure that it is wired "straight through" (e.g. pin 1 to pin 1, pin 2 to pin 2, etc.). Only the following four pins need be connected in the cable if the additional 3 pins shown are shorted together on the PC side:
together on PC
A simple way to create cheap long-distance cables is to use CAT-5 data cable with modular jacks on the end. These can them be plugged into modular to DB-9 adapters to complete the cable. If you are using CAT-5 cable, be sure to put each of the 4 active pins on a separate twisted pair.