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DIN-8 Connector

Definition - 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 modems.

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