Mini Din Cable Specialist

DIN Connectors

DIN connectors are 13.2mm in diameter and come in nine circular patterns. Probably the most common of these patterns is the five pin DIN connector shown here and used by legacy keyboards.

Mini-DIN Connectors

(Outside looking into the male connector pins)

Mini-DIN connectors are 9.5mm in diameter and come in seven patterns, with the number of pins from three to nine.

The Mini-DIN connector, as the name suggests, are smaller in size than a regular DIN connector. The pins arranged in horizontal rows rather than in a circular pattern. Mini-DIN connectors are used for S-video connections, PS/2 mouse & keyboards, and some other applications. DIN and mini-DIN connectors are both held in place by the friction of the connector body and by pins.

Each pattern is keyed in such a way that a plug with one pattern cannot be mated with any socket of another pattern.

Non-standard mini-DIN connectors may have directly overlapping characteristics to each other or to the standard mini-DIN connectors.

Standard pin numbering: The pin numbering for the plugs shown above is done left to right, bottom row to top row. Pin 1 will be on the lower left, and the highest pin number will be on the upper right.

9 pin mini-din connectors

WARNING. This mini-DIN 9-pin connector spacing is not the standard mini-DIN; the standard has uniform spacing on the first row and non-uniform spacing on the second. This connector, although probably the most commonly used connector, is the non-standard 'B' connector, which is the cable we carry in stock.

The 3 various spacings are:

Standard Non-Standard Non-Standard B

Some Known Uses:

  • Newer Tritton head sets (see also 7 pin)
  • Sega Mega Drive II / 32X - This is larger than a standard mini-DIN 9.
  • Hypercom T7 Eftpos terminal
  • Nvidia GeForce S-Video 9 pin to YPbPr (YCbCr)
  • Sigma EM8300 Video Card
  • Cambridge Soundworks DTT2500 Digital
  • Speed-link Medusa Amplifier
  • Creative Inspire T7700 Speakers - Wired control unit connector.
  • Creative X-fi elite pro unit - Cable to connect to the speakers for control.
  • Creative Speaker mini-din 9p pinout
  • Philips A5.600 Seismic Power 600 - Center speaker controller unit and 5.1 audio connector.
  • Harman/Kardon 395 3pc Speaker Set - Cable from subwoofer to the satellites for volume control.
  • Various Sharp multimedia projectors

We stock the cable with
Male & Female 'B' style Connectors - fits Non-standard B configuration

mini-din 9 Pin Male Connector mini-din 9 Pin Female Connector

8 pin mini-din connectors

Some Known Uses:

  • Sony VISCA Camera Control
  • Apple Macintosh Serial Port
  • Epson PX-8 and Epson PX-4 RS-232 and Serial port
  • EpsonScanner TPU and automatic document feeder
  • NEC Turbo Duo Controller Port
  • Multimedia Extension Connector
  • ATI Radeon 8-pin video connector.
  • Legacy Roland serial port MIDI connectors (Mac/PC).
  • Sanyo/Fischer Camcorder A/V out (older models)
  • Mitsubishi FX series PLC RS422 port
  • Shure SCM810 and FP410 automixers.
  • Sun Microsystems Serial Keyboard/Mouse connector (3/80 through UltraSPARC).
  • Sun Microsystems SPARCstation IPC & IPX Serial port.
  • Sun Microsystems SPARCstation IPC & IPX Audio In/Out port.
  • Sun Microsystems Sun Fire E25K Serial port.
  • Directed Car Screens.
  • SiriusConnect interface for Sirius satellite radios.
  • Neptune Systems Aquacontroller serial and I/O port
  • Kenwood TM-V71 - Radio to PC connector
  • Yaesu CAT (Computer aided transceiver) interface port
  • Yaesu FT-450 TUNER port (view of rear panel, 8-pin TUNER port middle-left)
  • Yaesu FT-817ND CAT/Linear port
  • Yaesu FT-857D CAT/Linear port
  • Yaesu FT-950 external tuner port
  • Numark CDN25+G CD player remote
  • Altec Lansing ADA885 left speaker connection
  • Hewlett Packard ScanJet ADF (C5195)
  • Idec PLC and HMI communication and programing ports
  • Polycom VSX7000 series serial/VC control connector
  • iSimple Gateway iPod/iPhone Interface Connectors

Male & Female Cable Connectors

mini-din 8 Pin Male Connector mini-din 8 Pin Female Connector

7 pin mini-din connectors

Some Known Uses:

  • Older Tritton head sets (see also 9 pin)
  • Commodore Plus/4
  • iRobot Roomba serial connector
  • Altec Lansing ATP3
  • XO Vision headrest screen
  • Digital Equipment Corporation DECserver 90L/90L+/90TL/90M
  • Märklin 610479 10 pin to 7 pin adapter cable
  • a standard 8 pin DIN plug below can be fitted into a standard 7 pin socket
  • ATI Radeon Video Card - HDTV Out

Male & Female Cable Connectors

mini-din 7 Pin Male Connector mini-din 7 Pin Female Connector

6 pin mini-din connectors

Some Known Uses:

  • IBM PC compatible PS/2 keyboard/mouse connector
  • Amateur radio TNC modem-radio interface
  • Power supply DC output for some electronic devices
  • Altec Lansing PC Speaker Connection to subwoofer
  • Acorn Archimedes keyboard
  • Blitz[disambiguation needed ] DVD screen for cars
  • Klipsch 2.1 channel audio system (2 speakers/1 subwoofer)
  • Leadtek and VisionTek GeForce2 Ti cards as TV-out
  • Saitek x52 Flight stick to throttle connection
  • Creative Cambridge SoundWorks Ps 2000 Digital Connection from woofer to main volume
  • Auxiliary control output on some Ferrograph dot matrix LED displays (call centre wallboards)
  • All Chatterbox headsets
  • Kenwood TS-480 DATA port
  • Yaesu FT-450 DATA port (view of rear panel, 6-pin DATA port on far left)
  • Yaesu FT-817 DATA port
  • Yaesu FT-857D DATA port
  • Neopost SE4PC postal scale
  • Mitsubishi Q series PLC RS232 port
  • Dell MP series projectors RS232 port
  • Radio Shack CCTV monitor P/N 49-2514 and CCTV camera/motion sensor P/N 49-2515 proprietary pin-out
  • Commonly used on GPS mice to connect the device to an adapter cable with a USB or RS232 connector.
  • Being an internal bus, there is no standard connector for I²C, but the 6-pin mini-din is often used for I²C where external connections are required, such as in measurement and control equipment.

Male & Female Cable Connectors

mini-din 6 Pin Male Connector mini-din 6 Pin Female Connector

5 pin mini-din connectors

Some Known Uses:

  • Low-voltage power supply input connector on various pieces of equipment
  • SONY LANC camcorder control interface
  • 5-pin MIDI input and output connectors used by the Creative Technology Sound Blaster X-Fi Front I/O Panel and the Creative LivedriveII
  • Altec Lansing ACS 45 (2.1)
  • Alliance Peripheral Systems, Inc. APS ProDAT Power supply input connector

Male & Female Cable Connectors

mini-din 5 Pin Male Connector mini-din 5 Pin Female Connector

4 pin mini-din connectors

Some Known Uses:

  • Apple Desktop Bus
  • S-Video
  • Thomson SpeedTouch 605 Console Serial Port / DSL Router
  • Low voltage power supplies like the Seagate Pushbutton External Drive Power Supply

Male & Female Cable Connectors

mini-din 4 Pin Male Connector mini-din 4 Pin Female Connector

3 pin mini-din connectors

Some Known Uses:

  • Apple LocalTalk Network
  • VESA Stereo
  • SGI StereoView
  • Behringer Mixer Power Supplies
  • Optoma EH1020 Projector
  • TOPFIELD TF5400 PVR Combo Receiver

Male & Female Cable Connectors

mini-din 3 Pin Male Connector mini-din 3 Pin Female Connector

Tom Yang, Lynn Products, Inc., 2645 West 237th St., Torrance, CA 90505, 310-530-5966,