The Commodore serial cable


You need the following parts to build this cable:

  • Two solderable 6-pin male DIN plugs (Commodore serial plugs)
  • A shielded 5-wire or unshielded 6-wire cable of, preferably at most, 2 meters

Step 1. Solder one end of the cable onto one DIN plug.

Step 2. Solder the other end of the cable onto the other DIN plug. You should have the following connections:

DIN plug DIN plug
 1, SRQ  1, SRQ
 2, GND  2, GND
 3, ATN  3, ATN
 4, CLK  4, CLK
 5, DATA  5, DATA

Circuit diagram:

[Commodore serial cable]

You can find the description of all parts used on the diagrams at the legend page.

Source: The Joe Forster-STA homepage