Anyone remember Kel-Am connectors?

Fred Cisin cisin at
Thu Aug 26 14:40:07 CDT 2021

> On 8/25/21 2:29 AM, Eric Smith via cctalk wrote:
>> When I worked at Apparat around 1981, we used a lot of *male* IDC edge card
>> connectors. I've almost never seen any since, and I couldn't remember the
>> name of the vendor. I just found out that it was Kel-Am, but the internet
>> knows almost nothing about them.
>> Here's an example:
>> T
On Thu, 26 Aug 2021, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote:
> We still use a lot of KEL connectors, originally sold in the US under the 
> Robinson-Nugent brand, then acquired by 3M.  Here's the right-angle 
> board-mount connector :
> Here's the IDC crimp cable end.
> I assume this is the same company.

It may be a lead on where Kel-Am went to, . . .
But what Eric was asking about was a MALE card edge connector, and those 

In his time at Apparat, floppy drives (5.25") had a 34 pin card edge 
connector.  If the drive was in a case, it meant opening the case every 
time for connecting.  So, Kel-Am made a MALE IDC 34 pin card edge 
connector that could go on a short ribbon cable to a FEMALE IDC 34 pin 
card edge connector to act as a short extension, to bring the connection 
out of the case.

IDC MALE card edge is a R at RE connector type.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at

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