CAB-HD8-ASYNC Versus CAB-OCTAL-ASYNC

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Apr 27th, 2009

The Question is so simple: Is the CAB-HD8-ASYNC cable a rolled cable just like the CAB-OCTAL-ASYNC cable - or not!. I simply cannot find the answer (or pinouts) of the CAB-HD8-ASYNC).

Thanks

Johnny

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fribert000 Tue, 04/28/2009 - 03:52

Hi and thanks for your reply. I think, though, that they may have done a little too much copy and paste. 'HD' in CAB-HD8-ASYNC' is supposed to mean 'High Density'. And this means another 'footprint' than the CAB-OCTAL-ASYNC cable, in my understading of it. Ok, I can live with that. However, I really need to know if this CAB-HD8-ASYNC cable (for the HWIC-xxA modules) is 'rolled' like the older one for the NM-xx modules (CAB-OCTAL-ASYNC).

Or not 'rolled' - e.g. for connection of other console interfaces than Cisco (and compatibles like Nokia consoles).

Thanks

Johnny

sean.stuart Tue, 11/19/2013 - 05:35

It is designed to go from Cisco terminal servers to other Cisco gear, so maintains the same pinout as the CAB-OCTAL-ASYNC.  Any existing RJ-45 to console adapters you have for the older octal cables should continue to work with the HD octals.

Good luck,

Sean

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