What is a DIN connector?
The DIN connector is a connector standard established by the German Institute for Standardization (DIN, Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.).
Since there are so many DIN connector standards, the term DIN connector does not represent any type of connector without additional numbers (eg "DIN 41524 connector").
In consumer electronics, a "DIN connector" usually represents a member of the circular connector family defined by DIN.
DIN connectors were originally used for the transmission of analog audio signals, and some of these connectors were later used for analog video and digital interfaces, such as MIDI or IBM PS/2 interface keyboard and mouse cables.
The original DIN connector standard has been replaced by the equivalent international standard IEC60130-9
DIN connector males are all 13.2mm diameter metal shielded plugs, but their pin definitions are different
The connector plug has a circular metal shielding skirt to protect the pins. The protective skirt also ensures that the plug is inserted in the correct orientation, preventing damage to the pins
Due to the same protective skirt, it is not possible to prevent the DIN male connector from being connected to an incompatible DIN female connector. In the mini DIN this design is modified
There are 7 common patterns of DIN connectors, and up to 8-pin connectors can be seen. Limited compatibility in connectors of different standards
Screw-lock versions of this connector are also used in instrumentation, process control and pro audio
A two-pin DIN 41529 connector is used to connect speakers and power amplifiers. Used in 16mm movie projectors, Mercedes-Benz cars.
Generally speaking, DIN connectors are durable, but the reliability of two-pin connectors has been criticized.
3 / 180° and 5 / 180° connectors, originally used in Germany for the connection of analog audio equipment, and later in the Czech Republic, the Soviet Union, and in the countries of the Mutual Association, such as a stereo amplifier or preamplifier for a stereo tape recorder , using the four signal connections plus the 5-pin for ground.
This interface is rare in the US market and is replaced by RCA terminals
5/180° connector for DIN electronic musical instrument sync interface
MIDI Electronic Instrument Interface
Serial interface of the early Apple IIc
IBM PC and PC/AT, and Amiga's keyboard cable, later replaced by ATX's PS/2 interface
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