DIN connector

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DIN connector

Widely used in the analog audio/video world as well as for electrical connections (see NuBus and VMEbus), DIN connectors were the plugs and sockets for mice and keyboards on earlier PCs. The first PC keyboards used a 5-pin DIN "AT" connector. The 5-pin was superseded by a smaller 6-pin Mini-DIN, which also replaced the serial port for the mouse. Eventually, all DIN-based mice and keyboards were replaced by USB. See DIN, DIN radio and PC keyboard.


DIN Connectors
Superseded by USB, plugs and sockets like these are only found on older equipment. DIN-to-USB adapters enable old peripherals to work on new computers and vice versa.
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This could be in respect of certifications; housing materials: stainless steel or brass; selection of electrical connections--via DIN plugs or cables; adaptation of technical connections through the use of different flange housings; alternative coil and seal materials, and a wide range of port connections and voltages.
The PS98 Series pressure switches feature a polysilicon strain gauge teamed with a custom ASIC to provide accurate, thermal-compensated pressure sensing, with no moving parts, the solid-state construction resists the damage that shock and vibration can cause to mechanical switch units and is designed to deliver more than 100 million switch actuation cycles A modular design allows for a wide range of configurations In addition to pressure sensing electronics that range from 0 to 6000 psi (0 to 400 bar), the PS98 Series offers a broad selection of pressure connections and several electrical termination options, including DIN plugs and IP68 cables.