On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 10:57 AM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
On 3/31/21 9:40 AM, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
I think MMJ connectors are still available; L-Com comes to mind as a source. Or perhaps
Digikey or similar distributors. That would let you make your own. Crimp dies might be a
little harder, though an RJ-45 crimp tool might be able to do the job.
Crimpers for MMJ are as available as ever. Not cheap, but then, they
never were. An RJ45 dies will not work on an MMJ plug.
A couple years back you could buy a DEC H8220 bag of 50 MMJ connectors
from Vnetek for around $15. I bought a few bags of 50
the time. As far as I know Vnetek Communications had acquired the
rights to DECserver products, and might have previously operated as
Digital Networks. Unfortunately Vnetek Communications appears to have
disappeared without a trace a while ago.
If you want to make up a large number of MMJ cables using some
original DECconnect cable, here is a listing of a 1000ft spool of
original DEC H8240 cable. Some people have bought some of those spools
and reported that they are original DECconnect branded cable:
You used to be able to buy a Paladin (then Greenlee, then Tempo?)
PA8035 CrimpALL tool which included the PA2067 MMJ die. You can still
find the PA8000 CrimpALL tool without a die, but the PA2067 MMJ die
was discontinued a while ago and doesn't appear easy to find now. I
bought a PA8035 back when I bought the MMJ connectors. Never got
around to building up any MMJ cables yet, I already have enough
original cables on hand for now.