[DECtalk] Replacement cable for DECtalk Express

Jayson Smith jaybird at bluegrasspals.com
Wed Jan 23 11:15:47 EST 2019


The following information is from 2003, but seems to still be pretty 
much accurate. If you're outside the United States, I have no idea if 
this company will ship to your country, but at least you'll know what to 
order from somebody! Sorry I can't be more help, haven't needed to order 
any of this stuff in ages.



Ok I just ordered some cables and an adapter.  I must say that the 
website is very blind-friendly, just for future reference.  They do 
accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover as well as purchase orders.  
I think the prices were the same as were reported in that Email.  To 
find the products for the Dectalk Express, just go to 
www.stonewallcable.com.  There is a search box on every page.  Just 
enter "mmj" without the quotes into that and it will provide a list of a 
lot of cables and other stuff.  Use Jaws/Wineyes/IE Find to find the 
specific part numbers, which are SC-7021 for the cable, and SC-9444-J 
for the adapter that converts the MMJ plug into a DB9 plug that goes 
into your computer's serial port.  Each part number has a link.  Click 
on that link and after the standard navigation and search stuff it tells 
you what it is and has a quantity box.  For the cable, it also has a 
length box which defaults to 10 feet.  This is before the quantity box.  
Change these as needed and click the button to add the items to your 
cart.  If you have never shopped there before you'll have to register 
but that is very simple.  Anyway just keep adding stuff until
you're done then click the Checkout button in the cart page. Checkout is 
very simple, just the standard stuff.
Hope this helps.

More info from a post I received follows:

Last February I did some research into locating such things as the 
cables, connector, and battery pack for the DecTalk Express.  I had real 
good luck on the cables, but the battery pack has turned difficult at 
best.  First the good news and I am copying a couple of folks who 
requested this specific information:
Cable supplier: www.stonewallcable.com
The primary cable for the DTE is generically called an MMJ to MMJ, but 
carries a DEC part number BC16E.  The part is usually ordered as a 
BC16E-10, -25, or - whatever, where the "-XX" indicates the length in 
feet. Stonewall Cable uses a part number is SC-7021 and then you tell 
them how many feet you want it to be.  I chose to get a 10 foot.  The 
pricing is $5.50 plus 20 cents per foot, ergo a 10 foot cable was $7.50.
Next we have that funky little connecter that you can't buy at Radio 
Shack. Generically this is called an MMJ to DB-9F.  The DEC part number 
is  DEC H8571-J and the Stonewall Cable part number is SC-9444-J.  The 
price on this piece is $12.95. Shipping is whatever you want, but I like 
and they will provide USPS Priority Mail at the reasonable rate of $7.85 
(this was last Feb.).

I was going to order up a batch of cables and connectors, but when no 
one found an immediate need last Feb. I dropped the idea.  It's probably 
just as well that each person handle there own. Stonewall takes credit 
cards and their phone number is toll free 800-525-3303.  I loved there 
internet order form, but I also have the benefit of a couple of eyes.

If I come up with a reasonable solution to the battery problem I will 
send it out.  $115.00 plus shipping for the battery pack is outrageous.

By the way, your savings by using Stonewall will be about $44, where 
authorized DecTalk suppliers are quoting $50 for the adapter and $14 for 
the cable.

On 1/23/2019 10:44 AM, Aksel Leo Christoffersen wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to buy a new cable for my DECtalk Express. It’s not the 
> charging cable, but the cable that connects the DECtalk Express to the 
> serial adapter. However, I don’t know what the cable or plug is called.
> Do anyone here know that, and where I can buy one?
> Thanks in advance.
> Best regards:
> Aksel Christoffersen
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