What Does DIN-8 Connector Mean?
DIN-8 is a standard connector for
computer peripherals with eight pins. These connectors were mainly used for Sun
Microsystems keyboards and mice, as well as serial printers, modems and Apple
LocalTalk networks. DIN stands for Deutsches Institut für Normung, the German
standards body that created the connector.
DIN-8 is also known as Mini-DIN-8.
Techopedia Explains DIN-8 Connector
DIN-8 is a standard electrical connector.
The name comes from the fact that it has eight pins. This version is mainly used
for connecting computer peripherals. It bears a superficial resemblance to the
Min-DIN-6 connector, also known as a PS/2 connector, but the two have a
different number of pins.
DIN-8 is seldom used today, but was mainly used for
connecting keyboards and mice to Sun Microsystems workstations, as well as
Apple LocalTalk networking equipment. It was also used for serial printers and