Serial console

The serial consoles on the 2-port Bifferboard, and the latest 8MB 1-port Bifferboards are slightly different to earlier models.

The old 3-pin serial cables can be adapted by carefully lifting the retaining tabs and pulling out the wires (see picture).

A suitable new crimp housing is Multicomp 2226A-05 (5-way). The one in the pic below is a 6-way, because that's all I had available at the time!

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Note: All new serial cables will be terminated with 5-way connectors for the new boards (unless you ask really nicely :-)).