Repurposing cable for IBM Model M Keyboard

Rob Jarratt robert.jarratt at
Wed Nov 6 08:30:44 CST 2019

I need a keyboard cable for my VAXmate. This uses an SDL connector on one
end and RJ11 on the other. Keyboard cables for the IBM Model M have SDL
connectors at one end and a PS/2 connector at the other. I bought one of
these cables with the intention of replacing the PS/2 connector with an


However, I now have a pang of conscience about hacking around with a
perfectly good cable, particularly if they are uncommon. How common are
these cables?





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