The Frodo IEC cable is a cable that connects Commodore drives to Amigas. It's compatible with all Commodore drives and clones that have the usual serial bus port.
You need the following hardware to make use of this cable:
A Commodore 1541, 1570, 1571 or 1581 drive, or any other Commodore drive or clone that has the usual serial bus port
The cable is supported by the following Amiga software:
Easy1541 (© by Fabrizio Farenga, 1996) (local copy)
You can find the details on how to build this cable at the construction page.
The assembled cable looks like this: complete cable, parallel plug at PC end, DIN plug at Commodore end.
These pictures should give you an overall idea on how the cable looks like and how it should be properly assembled. However, when building a cable yourself, you should not rely on the pictures only; see the construction guide instead.
Connect the serial plug into the serial port of your Commodore drive. Connect the parallel plug into the parallel port of your Amiga.
Important! Do not plug or unplug cables while your equipment is switched on. Make sure that all components of your equipment are connected to the same, properly grounded power outlet. Put your equipment far away from monitors, TV sets and other devices with strong emission, otherwise cables may pick up interference and you may experience data loss or corruption.
The Frodo IEC cable is © by Christian Bauer, 1994-1997.
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