DIN-8

DIN-8

(hardware)
An 8-pin round connector, sometimes used for EIA-232 serial communication when space is restricted, such as on laptop computers.
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The DIN-8 connector plugs into the minicircular DIN-8 serial port on a computer or printer, while the DB-9 version of the connector is designed for use with early-model Macintosh computers or printers.
The latest connector expands Apple's current family of LocalTalk connectors and cables, including the LocalTalk Locking Connector Kit, which uses shielded twisted pair cabling in both DB-9 and DIN-8 versions and the LocalTalk Locking Cable Kit (available in 10 and 25 meter lengths).