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Re: CTL plug type

Postby RWAP » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:55 pm

They have checked - they only have 2 x 630W plugs and 32 x 631W (serial port) :(

Not really interested in the serial port ones (but I will grab them all) - looks like Derek's stock is the main source.

I will list the plugs on sellmyretro for others to make up their own cables


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Re: CTL plug type

Postby Doug » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:14 pm

I'd like to give it a try, I will look out for those!

Here's a question - are there any QL games which actually support 2 joysticks in CTL1 and CTL2? i.e. Would there by any point acquiring 2 such cables??


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Re: CTL plug type

Postby RWAP » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:42 pm

Doug wrote:Here's a question - are there any QL games which actually support 2 joysticks in CTL1 and CTL2? i.e. Would there by any point acquiring 2 such cables??


Not that I recall...


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Re: CTL plug type

Postby Dave » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:47 pm

The BT plugs, if you ignore the pawl, are RJ45 connectors. They have the same dimensioning and use the same wire and tools (but with a little dremel-ing because of the pawl.)

So at a pinch you can break the pawl off an RJ45 and use that if no 630W are available.


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Re: CTL plug type

Postby RWAP » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:11 pm

I have listed the two 630W (CTL) port plugs on sellmyretro - https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/detai ... w%29-31959


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Re: CTL plug type

Postby Doug » Tue May 08, 2018 11:29 am

I noticed today that an ebayer is currently selling a handful of CTL connectors, already crimped to a length of wire, if anyone would find that useful:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-QL- ... 3275334156

If you combined that, with this from my previous post...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263474273086

It would be very straightforward to make your own cable!



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