Using Old Tandy Printers

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Using Old Tandy Printers

Postby Tech » January 14th, 2022, 11:22 pm

I understand that Altair Clone does not have a parallel port, only serials. Many old Tandy printers have DIN 4 serial ports, like the one in attachment. Can Altair print on such printers, using an adopted cable of course?

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Re: Using Old Tandy Printers

Postby AltairClone » January 15th, 2022, 8:47 am

This should be pretty easy to make work. Connect pins 3, 4, and 7 of the bottom serial port on the Altair to DIN pins 4, 2, 3 respectively. In the serial port menu on the Clone, make sure the serial port is configured as a 2SIO port and then choose the “CTS, RTS Both Used” handshake option.

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