36 Pin Male Crimp Centronics Connector - Flat Ribbon Cable (IDC Type)
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These 36 Pin Male Crimp Centronics Connectors are used to terminate the connection type of flat ribbon cable. They can easily be used to make a custom length cable as well as create a custom pinout, creating a durable connection for all applications. These connectors are made with high-quality materials to ensure durability and a long life.
- Connector: Centronics 36 Pin Male
- Crimp Type
- Tin Plated Metal Shell
- Gold-Plated Contacts
- Blue Plastic Fillings
- For Use with .05' Centered Flat Ribbon Cable
Q: What is a Centronics interface?
A: This is the standard interface that is used to connect printers to other devices such as your computer. The 36 pin connectors are known as the IEEE 1284 standard parallel interface and the 50 pin connectors are known as the SCSI-2 interface.
Q: Centronic connectors look pretty similar to the D-Sub connectors. Are they the same thing?
A: No they are not the same thing. They do look similar because of their D-Shaped metal shield but they have different types of contacts. Centronic connectors use ribbon contacts while D-Sub connectors use pin contacts.
Q: What are some other names that Centronic connectors go by?
A: Telco Mini D Ribbon Amphenol Micro Ribbon Miniature Ribbon or Parallel Port are a few different names that you might see for Centronic connectors.
|Centronics Pin ||DB25||Name||Direction||Description|
|1||1||STROBE||PC to Printer||Strobe|
|2||2||D0||PC to Printer||Data Bit 0|
|3||3||D1||PC to Printer||Data Bit 1|
|4||4||D2||PC to Printer||Data Bit 2|
|5||5||D3||PC to Printer||Data Bit 3|
|6||6||D4||PC to Printer||Data Bit 4|
|7||7||D5||PC to Printer||Data Bit 5|
|8||8||D6||PC to Printer||Data Bit 6|
|9||9||D7||PC to Printer||Data Bit 7|
|10||10||/ACK||Printer to PC||Acknowledge|
|11||11||BUSY||Printer to PC||Busy|
|12||12||POUT||Printer to PC|
|13||13||SEL||Printer to PC||Select|
|14||14||/AUTOFEED||PC to Printer||Autofeed|
|16||-||0 V||-||Logic Ground|
|17||-||CHASSIS GND||-||Shield Ground|
+5 V PULLUP
|Printer to PC||+5 V DC (50 mA Max)|
|19-30||18-25||GND||-||Ground Reference for signal pins 1-12|
|31||16||/RESET||PC to Printer||Reset|
|32||15||/FAULT||Printer to PC||Fault (Low when offline)|
|33||-||0 V||-||Signal Ground|
|35||-||+5 V||Printer to PC||+5 V DC|
|36||17||/SLCT IN||PC to Printer||Select In|