[John Weiland <weiland -at- diablo -dot- cisco -dot- com>: Re: DIN plug, -a term to use?]

Subject: [John Weiland <weiland -at- diablo -dot- cisco -dot- com>: Re: DIN plug, -a term to use?]
From: John Weiland <weiland -at- CISCO -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 1994 08:56:50 PST

Hi Lars,

DIN connector is commonly understood. Most styles define it on first use, as
follows: Deutsche Industrie-Norm. I would also suggest you include whether
the connector is male or female.

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> Hi,
> First, a short introduction:
> My name is Lars Helge Semb and I work as a tech writer in a two persons
> group in a medical ultra sound company, Vingmed Sound A/S, located in
> Horten, Norway.

> My colleague, James Brandal, is just about to make an installation
> description for some optional boxes for our ultra sound instruments. The
> installation is to be done by service personnel. He asked me to send this
> mail.

> The question:
> Will the term "5 pin DIN plug" or "4 pin mini DIN plug" be understood
> (outside Europe)?
> Example: "Connect the male 5 pin DIN plug to the inlet marked Audio in."
> I think most people can figure out which plug we are talking about :),
> but are the DIN plugs known as a "name" for these type of plugs (like we
> are talking about "phono" plugs or "BNC"). Or maybe someone has a better
> term to use?

> Lars H.

> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Lars Helge Semb
> Vingmed Sound A/S
> P.O.BOX 141
> N-3191 Horten - NORWAY
> Phone (+47) 33 04 21 32
> Fax: (+47) 33 04 56 96
> email: lhs -at- vingmed -dot- no
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