DG S/130 progress

Jay Jaeger cube1 at charter.net
Wed Oct 14 13:16:03 CDT 2015

On 10/14/2015 11:59 AM, Henk Gooijen wrote:
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- From: Jay West Sent: Wednesday, October
>> It would seem that DG didn't believe in anything plugging in to
>> interface boards. Instead, interface boards went in the cpu with no
>> external connectors. Then you wirewrap from the backplane from a given
>> slot to one (of a stack) of paddle boards bolted to the rear of the
>> cpu chassis. Those paddleboards have edge connectors, and that's where
>> you connect the device cable. Fun stuff.
> Indeed!  I feel like being spoiled by DEC with connectors for everything.
> I have the controller board for the 6125, but I do not have the cable
> from the backplane to the paddle board. I *think* I do have the cable
> from the paddle board to the pin header on the 6125 board (the horizontally
> mounted one).

On both my Eclipse S/140 and Nova 4 the peripheral cables that go from
the backplane to the paddle boards use one or two connectors that slip
over the backplane pins instead of wire-wrapping onto the pins.


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