The XE/M1541 adaptor


The XE/M1541 adaptor is a very compact device that converts an XE1541 extended cable into an XM1541 multitask cable and vice versa.

Hardware requirements

You need the following hardware to make use of this cable:


No construction page is available at the moment.


The assembled adaptor looks like this: female DIN plug, male DIN plug, plastic cover stripped off.

These pictures should give you an overall idea on how the adaptor looks like and how it should be properly assembled. However, when building an adaptor yourself, you should not rely on the pictures only; see the construction guides instead.


Connect your XE1541 or XM1541 cable into the female DIN plug. Connect the male DIN plug into the serial port of your Commodore drive.

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.

If you have problems with your cable then you can test it with XCTest and XCDetect.

Copyright and license

The XE1541 extended cable is © by Nicolas Welte and Wolfgang Moser, 1997. The XM1541 multitask cable is © by Michael Klein and Nicolas Welte, 2000. If you produce and sell cables or adaptors that are compatible with this cable then you must give credits to the copyright owners. If your adaptors are built onto printed circuit boards then you must also make the complete layout available in a format and resolution that is suitable for high quality reproduction.

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