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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2015, 07:19:06 AM »

Looks like it's the 8825E... they call it 60 contact as there are contacts on both side where it's inserted... thus- '060'
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2015, 08:22:15 AM »

Recommended cable : #30 AWG (7/0.102), 0.635mm pitch, PVC, Flat ribbon cable
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2015, 08:37:21 AM »

I just use an electronics screw driver (a really, really small one) to carefully pry the top of the connector off and expose the pins.

I then count the small cables on the TDM ribbon cabe and use an old 80pin PATA cable in stead of the original TDM cable. They have the same cable spacing as the TDM connector pins.
I remove the excess cables that's not needed from the PATA cable.

I can't remember from the top of my head how many pins the TDM cable has. IIRC is around 50.

I then made a small cradle to keep the cable centre over the connector, so the crimping (correct word?) would be spot on. I then pressed it together with a carpenters vice.

Repeat 10 times or so, and then you have your TDM cable ;)
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2015, 09:25:42 AM »

I'm lovin' Knezzen's method and attitude! I'm picturing Knezz in a big cowboy hat, smoking a fat cigar ...

"I don't need no stinking' 30 AWG (7/0.102), 0.635mm pitch, PVC, Flat ribbon cable... just give me a pair of pliers and a wire coat hanger and I'll make your cable in the car while I'm driving to the gig, in between texts of coarse, and I probably won't even spill my beer!"  Haha! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2015, 09:40:53 AM »

I need to add that it's fucking hard work to do this.

Making a 10 node cable takes around 2 hours if you want to do it properly.
If you screw up ONE connector (mostly connector number 6 if you're making a 7 node cable) you're fucked and need to start all over again.

Anyone can do this. Rape some old PC tower for 80pin PATA cables, and buy a shitload of cheap and used TDM cables off eBay and you're set :)
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2015, 10:43:30 AM »


Anyone can do this.

We'll see about that, when I give it a try!! Haha! ;D
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2015, 10:46:23 AM »

Rape some old PC tower for 80pin PATA cables

I think I just found a 'Donor'! ;D
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2015, 01:12:06 AM »

Do you guys seriously need that much horsepower in your rig? I guess it's just fun to max out everything  ;D

I've still got only a single Mix Core in my rig. I'm gonna get 3 Mix Farms for it and call it a day for that system. I'd also like to get a PT rig on my other Powermac, but I'll worry about that later once this one is done.
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2015, 04:43:30 AM »

I think you need AT LEAST 5 Mix cards!😁
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2015, 07:38:26 AM »

lol..  mrhappy ur crackin me up  ;D
knezzen .. lol
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2015, 04:43:18 PM »

From Knez...
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I need to add that it's fucking hard work to do this.
OMG, first time I ever heard him curse, it must be hard... either that or me and Chris have finally lowered him to our gutter talk... ;D
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2015, 01:37:38 AM »

I think you need AT LEAST 5 Mix cards!😁

I have six  ;D
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2015, 06:34:30 AM »


I have six  ;D
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You're on the right track then Acelera!! Haha! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2015, 11:16:17 AM »

I think you need AT LEAST 5 Mix cards!😁

I have six  ;D

I have 7 in use in the same system, 4 more on the shelf for a future build ;)
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2015, 11:05:51 PM »

I'm using 5 now and have 3 more waiting to be installed... my chassis holds 7 so I'll have a spare core. ;D
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2016, 03:04:10 PM »

i need a 10 Node Cable too .... If some have one for sale .... 8)
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2016, 07:31:11 PM »

I'd like one too, but first I really need the longest cable for Nubus.  I'm not keen on ripping apart and re-building the two short ones I have.
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Re: Wanted: 10-Node Digidesign TDM ribbon cable
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2016, 05:46:25 AM »

They DO pop up once in awhile so you have to keep your eyes open!! I found a 10 and a 13 node this past year! ;D  Moving from 5 to 7 mix cards made a fairly substantial difference for me.
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