DIN Connectors

DIN Connectors are an electrical connector that is identified by its DIN standard. DIN was created by the German national standards organisation and stands for Deutsches Institut fur Normung. As there are different variations of DIN connectors available, there are also a variety of DIN standards for these connectors such as DIN 41524 which is used for digital and audio signals.




How to identify DIN connectors?




DIN Connectors are identified by its round shape that encompasses a circular pattern of pins within the connector. These connector types are offered in both male and female types.





Where are DIN connectors used?




DIN connectors are widely used for equipment such as MIDI instruments, Computer keyboards, as well as other specialised equipment.




Another type of DIN connector is a Mini Din. These are smaller in size except the pins are arranged horizontally. These are used for S-video connections, PS2 mouse and keyboards.



Types of DIN Connectors




There are several DIN type connectors available such as;




  • 5-pin DIN Connectors - These connectors have an arrangement of 5 pins circular pattern and are widely used for older computer keyboards.

  • S-Video connectors - These have 4 pins arranged in 2 rows and a keying block so that it cannot be inserted incorrectly.

  • PS/2 connectors - These connection types have 6 pins and a keying block. This connector has become an industry standard for connecting mice and keyboards although was first used on PS2 consoles.

  • 8-pin Mini Din - These connectors have 3 pins at the top and bottom and 2 in the middle. They are commonly used on portable video devices and projectors.

  • Environmentally sealed connectors - These DIN type connectors have been designed for cable to cable, cable to board and cable to device applications. They are primarily used in harsh environments.

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RS Stock No. 878-6749
Mfr. Part No.12GM5MX
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5 Male Cable Mount - Snap Lock - Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 12GM Die Cast Zinc Alloy
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3 Male Cable Mount - - Crimp Straight 3A 34 V dc - - - 05CL Die Cast Zinc Alloy
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5 Male Cable Mount - Snap Lock - Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 05GM Die Cast Zinc Alloy
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Mfr. Part No.06AL5FX
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5 Female Cable Mount - Snap Lock - Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 06AL Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-6869
Mfr. Part No.57GB3FX
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3 Female Chassis Mount, Panel Mount - - Solder Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 57GB Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-6761
Mfr. Part No.15GM7MX
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7 Male Cable Mount - Snap Lock - Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 15GM Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-7008
Mfr. Part No.12GM6MX
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6 Male Cable Mount - Snap Lock - Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 12GM Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-6976
Mfr. Part No.60GB4FX
€1.94
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4 Female Chassis Mount, Panel Mount - - Solder Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 60GB Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-6917
Mfr. Part No.57GB5FX
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5 Female Chassis Mount, Panel Mount - - Solder Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 57GB Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-7301
Mfr. Part No.61GB6FX
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6 Female Chassis Mount, Panel Mount - - Solder Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 61GB Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-7005
Mfr. Part No.62GB7FX
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7 Female Chassis Mount, Panel Mount - - Solder Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 62GB Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-6822
Mfr. Part No.EH6MD2X
€12.62
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6 Female Panel Mount - - - Straight - - - - - EH Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-6890
Mfr. Part No.12CL5MX
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5 Male Cable Mount - - Crimp Straight 3A 34 V dc - - - 12CL Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-6715
Mfr. Part No.15BL8MX
€7.15
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8 Male Cable Mount - Snap Lock - Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 15BL Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-6780
Mfr. Part No.12BL6MX
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6 Male Cable Mount - Snap Lock - Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 12BL Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-2656
Mfr. Part No.15GM8M
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8 Male Cable Mount - Snap Lock - Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 15GM Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-2662
Mfr. Part No.57PC5FS
€3.63
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5 Female PCB Mount - - - Right Angle 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 57PC Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-6989
Mfr. Part No.05GM3MX
€5.15
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3 Male Cable Mount - Snap Lock - Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 05GM Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-2680
Mfr. Part No.62PC8FS
€6.00
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8 Female PCB Mount - - - Right Angle 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 62PC Die Cast Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 878-6721
Mfr. Part No.57HB3FX
€5.27
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3 Female Chassis Mount, Panel Mount - Lockring Solder Straight 3A 34 V dc - Shielded - 57HB Die Cast Zinc Alloy