Zippy Zapp wrote: ↑
Wed May 19, 2021 7:41 pm
The Amiga parallel port is close to a standard parallel port used on PCs at the time except for one difference. The Amiga parallel port supplies +5v power which is pin 23 on the A1000 and pin 14 on all other Amiga models.
Yeah, I recall that it was something like that, just didn't know whether the Plipbox provided absolutely no connection to Pin 23. And, whether there was enough commonality to the other pins to just simply use a gender bender from there.
I reckon I'm going to have to quiz the maker of the Plipbox to verify, as the final arbiter. I was just hoping that someone out there had already encountered this scenario so that it would save time and effort.
Edit: Just realized that if the Plipbox is powered from pin 14 then I'm likely going to be out of luck simply using a gender bender. It's beginning to look like I'm going to have to do some rewiring of an existing gender bender...
Edit, revisited: Didn't realize it, but I purchased a Male to Male DB25 adapter. When actually, I needed the opposite (doh). So, just found a Female to Female adapter, that's in a case that's not a solid molded unit (and the wires are accessible). Once I get the necessary wires swapped I should be in business, and able to use non-A1000 parallel port products...