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. 167-3435
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$14.84
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8 Female Through Hole Standard Twist Lock Solder - 3A 34 V - - DIN 45326 71251 Metal
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$10.312
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6 Male Cable Mount - - Solder Straight 4A 60 V ac - Shielded DIN 45322 - Nickel Plated Brass
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6 Male Cable Mount - - Solder Straight 4A 60 V ac - Shielded DIN 45322 - Nickel Plated Brass
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$3.106
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5 Male Cable Mount - - Solder - - - - Shielded - NYS Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 110-2810
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$14.35
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5 Male Cable Mount Standard - Crimp - 2A 34 V ac/dc - Shielded DIN 41524 611 Zinc Alloy
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$5.444
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8 Male Cable Mount Miniature - Solder Straight 1A 50 V ac/dc - Shielded - MDN ABS
RS Stock No. 170-5542
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$5.606
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6 Female Cable Mount - - Solder Straight 4A 60 V ac - Shielded DIN 45322 - Nickel Plated Zinc
RS Stock No. 692-5447
BrandRS PRO
$13.134
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6 Female Cable Mount - - Solder Straight 4A 60 V ac - Shielded DIN 45322 - Nickel Plated Zinc
RS Stock No. 491-223
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$5.25
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6 Female Cable Mount - Push Lock - Straight 1A 100 V ac - Shielded - YE-147XS ABS
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$8.45
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5 Male Cable Mount Standard Push Lock - Straight 1A 100 V ac - Shielded - YE-118XM ABS
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5 Male Cable Mount Standard Push Lock - Straight 1A 100 V ac - Shielded - YE-118XMB ABS
RS Stock No. 491-150
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$7.494
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6 Male Cable Mount - - - Straight 4A 100 V ac - Shielded - YE-147X ABS
RS Stock No. 491-027
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6 Male Cable Mount Standard Bayonet - Straight 1A 100 V ac - Shielded - YE-139X ABS
RS Stock No. 786-3432
BrandRS PRO
$6.21
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5 Female Panel Mount Standard Twist Lock Solder Straight 2A 100 V ac - - - B-2002 Metal
RS Stock No. 491-190
BrandRS PRO
$5.21
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5 Female Cable Mount Standard Push Lock - Straight 1A 100 V ac - Shielded - YE-118XMS ABS
RS Stock No. 491-015
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$8.11
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4 Male Cable Mount Standard Bayonet - Straight 4A 100 V ac - Shielded - YE-139X ABS
RS Stock No. 491-061
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$3.692
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8 Male Cable Mount - - - Straight 1A 100 V ac - Shielded - YE-147X ABS
RS Stock No. 110-2804
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4 Male Cable Mount Standard - Crimp - 2A 34 V ac/dc - Shielded DIN 41524, DIN 45322, DIN 45326, DIN 45327, DIN 45329 611 Zinc Alloy
RS Stock No. 251-4208
BrandRS PRO
$3.156
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7 Male Cable Mount - - Crimp - - - - Shielded - - Brass, Zinc
RS Stock No. 786-3441
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$8.22
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5 Male Cable Mount Standard Twist Lock Slip-On, Solder Straight 2A 100 V ac - - - B-8003 Die Cast Nickel