Ever found yourself looking for the pin-outs of a 5 Pin XLR Connector or an Apple Display Connector and come up short? While there are many sources for pin-outs, a good start in your search is AllPinOuts.org, which has a surprisingly comprehensive index of common audio, video, and electrical connectors and cables. Vendor websites are helpful as well, especially when dealing with more specialized connections like DB25 or EDAC. My favorite resource for these connections is the pin-out page of Patchbays.com; they have a wonderfully complete resource which I find myself visiting at least once every few months. Have any favorite resources for pin-outs or any other wiring related hints? Share it with us in the comments!
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