Commodore DIN Plugs

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Commodore DIN Plugs

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I’ve been looking for DIN plugs for the 1541. I wanted to purchase them from a distributor such as Mouser or Digi-Key; but, I can’t find an exact replacement.

Here’s what I did find though. A distributor named Pan Pacific sells a six pin DIN-5500-S.

I emailed them for a data sheet since they don’t have it posted on their website. I measured the pin spacing off the 1541 circuit board with calipers. The pin spacing appears to be an exact match.

I have one broken jack on my 1541 but I’m going to order two and change them both. I’ll update this post with my results.

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Re: Commodore DIN Plugs

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There seems to be problems with the Canadian search engine of DigiKey. I logged on the US version and found these:

- 9-211509-0 from TE

- 5212045-1 from TE

- SDS-60J from CUI

- SDF-60J from CUI

These may have different footprints so check carefully.
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Thanks for posting your search results. I checked them out but couldn't find an exact match. The easiest way to check them is the ground pin spacing on the front. It seems the standard now is 5mm. Most of the jacks on Commodore computers have a 10mm spacing.

Anyway, the DIN-5500-S was a match.

The vendor I bought them from was nice because there was no minimum order amount. You can purchase these in bulk from most of the distributors for around $0.75/ea. Depending on the vendor though, you may need to purchase $15-25 minimum. Then the shipping is well over $15. These were $2.79/ea with a minimum $3.95 shipping. I was able to put 7 or 8 of them in my cart before the shipping jumped to around $6. The shipping was fast. Also, I liked how they were individually packaged for retail sale.
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Good to know! Other people will benefit from your investigation!
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