Serial Ports/DB Connectors?

NEANEA Inactive Imported Users Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
Are serial ports and DB connectors the same thing? If not what are the differences? Thanks!

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  • paige1paige1 Member Posts: 117
    DB Connectors come in 9, 15, 25 and 50 pin sizes. They are connectors and the DB 9 connector is commonly used for the 1st serial port (COM1) or serial mouse port. A DB 25 Connector is often used for printers or external modems.

    In short DB connectors connect to serial ports.
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  • PlantwizPlantwiz Alligator wrestler Mod Posts: 5,057 Mod
    paige1 has provided a decent general answer - good work!

    I'll just add that the 'D' of the DB is easy to recall because the connector is the shape of a D. Usually will be 2 rows of pins. And when you have an HDB the 'H' is for High and adds the third row (like the video connector ;) ).

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  • paige1paige1 Member Posts: 117
    paige1 has provided a decent general answer - good work!

    Thanks! (I had to look it up... icon_redface.gif )
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