On 2016-Oct-13, at 10:39 AM, Jim Brain wrote:
> I thought the question about the prevalence of .156" connectors in early
> systems was interesting and I assume someone here has the detail on the
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> Subject: CBM edge connectors pitch?
> Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:31:47 +0200
> From: silve...@wfmh.org.pl
> Reply-To: cbm-hack...@musoftware.de
> To: cbm-hack...@musoftware.de
> Do we know what is the norm used in the CBM edge connectors? Like the IEEE,
> USER PORT or CASSETTE?
> I found out mentions that it uses a 0.156" pitch. Where the heck does that
> come from? Nothing "round" in either metric or imperial..
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The 0.156" is presumably the oldest PCB edge connector, I have an example in
tube equipment going back to 1959.
Very common in all sorts of equipment through the 60s and 70s.
As Tony suggests, it matches up with 5/32" spacing, just as 0.125 is 1/8".
Where the rounding of the 1/4 thou (0.00025) took place - in the name or the
implementation - I'm not sure.