9 Pin Female Serial Connector - PCB Mount

DB9 female header - right angle PCB mount. 0.318" Style.

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January 18, 2013

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  • Is there a male version of this mount?

  • isaacbwagner / about 12 years ago / 1

    How about that male version?

  • MisterFuzzy / about 13 years ago / 1

    Is this the type of socket that most PCs use for their monitors?

    • Member #19909 / about 12 years ago / 1

      You're refering to the VGA connections, and no, those use DB15 connectors.

  • Victor Z. / about 13 years ago / 1

    Guys, your DB9MALE pinout in Eagle is identical to DB9FEMALE one. That is completely wrong. They should go mirrored. ;(

    • JcAlmonte / about 12 years ago / 1

      They look identical in the Eagle PCB layout image but they are not! I just realized that in the DB9 Female eagle PCB image, the rectangular shaped drill indicates pin #1 whereas in the DB9 Male it indicates pin #5. You can confirm that by connecting a DB9 Female to a DB9 Male and seeing that the connections actually do correspond with the right pinout.They Should fixed that to avoid confusion.
      I hope i explain myself clearly.

      • MikeGrusin / about 10 years ago / 1

        Belated thanks for the info, you are absolutely right and we'll fix it. Note that you can reverse that footprint (put it on the bottom layer, but insert the part from the top) to get the pin numbering to work correctly.

  • jfro / about 13 years ago / 1

    Yeah I'm still perplexed at the lack of male DB9 plug, which they're using in their OBDII-UART board now....

  • sethborders / about 13 years ago / 1

    i would also like a male version, mainly to use with your OBD-II cable...

  • McConnell / about 14 years ago / 1

    I needed the male connector as well. I believe that the Digi-Key part number for that is A35105-ND, but I haven't received it yet to verify that it will fit in the PCB mount. The datasheet looks promising though.

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