Z88 to PC Lead & 9/25 adapter
The Z88 to PC Lead consists of the moulded 9 way plug that fits
into the Z88 correctly and has a 25 way female connector for
the PC's COM port (which was the standard connector when the
Z88 came out). Most computers now have a 9 way plug for the COM.1
serial port. An adapter lead (9-25 way) is also suplied. This is used on the PC end.
If the cable you have
has a 25 way male connector - it is the serial printer
cable, you cannot use it for the PC,
Some users have been tempted to 'build their
own' only to find that the cover that fits over the plug stops
the plug from fitting into the Z88 correctly.
If you really want
to do it yourself make sure
- you use a moulded
plug with the locking screws removed to fit into the Z88 and
- have the correct
connections (it is not a standard cable)
- or better still
just buy this correct cable.