Serial Connector - Ribbon Cable (Female, 9-pin)

DB9 connectors are a great way to make a tight connection on your project or to plug into existing serial lines. Now you can make your own DB9 cables the easy way with these crimp-on ribbon cable connectors. These work great with our 10-wire ribbon cable, you just need to peel back the one unneeded wire. Matching male connectors are available and can be found in the related items below.

  • Male DB9 connector body
  • Rear cap
  • Strain relief cap

Serial Connector - Ribbon Cable (Female, 9-pin) Product Help and Resources

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Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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  • buddhafw / about 11 years ago / 3

    Arghhh, Never fails; you guys bring out a new product that I need the day after I make an order....

  • ThinkerT / about 11 years ago / 2

    Oooooh!!!! Get these for VGA and you guys will be even more my favorite!

  • Member #420344 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Does anyone happen to know the max wire gauge that can be used with these connectors? I don't see that anywhere.

  • Klone38 / about 11 years ago / 1

    You need to double check your nomenclature. This product, the male version, and every other standard computer serial port is actually named a DE9 connector. The only DB connectors are 25 pin parallel port connectors. You can see so yourself Here

    • Quazar / about 11 years ago / 1

      You are absolutely correct, though you never ever hear anybody call these DE9's - they are always colloquially referred to as DB9 and calling them DE9 would probably confuse more people than not.

      Ideally, SFE would use this as a "teachable moment" and call them DE9's, but mention in the description that these are commonly incorrectly referred to as DB9's.

      • Member #114145 / about 11 years ago / 1

        I'd be fine if sparkfun just tagged them with DE9 or had an 'alternate name' field. Right now a search for "DE9" yields no results, despite these connectors being in stock.

      • KairaMonni / about 11 years ago / 1

        This is how i make my notes , D9 , D15 , D25 & HD15 ( = High Density ) And for clarity D9F , D9M ... and so on ...

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