[NTLK] Cables!!!!????

Dennis Swaney romad at nvwisp.com
Wed Jun 3 01:55:37 EDT 2020

Jim, I'm guessing you have the Newton Interconnector. If so, then you need
this "Newton Serial Cable for Windows Computers"
<https://www.ebay.com/p/1661421641> which has the Mini-DIN plug on one end
and a DB9 connector on the other. Of course if your PC doesn't have the old
RS422 9-pin serial connection port then you'll also need a DB9M to USB-A
adapter but make sure it has the FTDI chipset (IIRC). If I'm wrong about
the chipset, will someone please post the correct chipset.

Dennis B. Swaney

"Cogito Ergo Mac"

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 9:34 PM Jim Chapman <guardsix6 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am confused, again.  I have a Messagepad keyboard that came with a round
> adapter to that plugs into top slot on the Newton, if that helps. Now, what
> other cable do i need to plug my Newton to my laptop/desktop PC?
> I have read several documents about this and most assume I know what an
> RS242 and a RS422 and a 8-pin and 9-pin adapter are, but I certainly don't!
> How many cables are we talking about?
> Thanks for the help.
> Jim C.
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