DEC flat cables

Jon Elson elson at
Sat Jan 4 21:32:25 CST 2020

On 01/04/2020 12:19 PM, Michael Thompson via cctalk wrote:
>> Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2020 08:57:40 -0500
>> From: David Gesswein <djg at>
>> Subject: DEC flat cables
>>     Has anyone found a good method for repairing the DEC flat cables?
>> The ones with flat wires with plastic laminated to each side. The glue
>> holding the plastic on fails and you end up with two sheets of plastic and
>> loose wires.
> For low speed signals. I just replaced the flexprint with modern ribbon
> cable. Seems to work just fine.
And, DEC, in fact, went over to almost all plain 0.050" 
ribbon cables in VAX systems with Unibus
cabinets.  Of course, the paddle boards are all different 
for that.


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