Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Journeyer, 7 Jun 2016.
So, can anyone help?
It looks like a 5-pin mini xlr, but I am not entirely sure. Does anyone know?
Looks like a 5 pin DIN 270°
yea I can identify it, it's a headphone connector !
(I'll get me coat)
Even better, it's a very common headphone connector....well, it used to be, back in the errrrr 70's?
Its a so called "Würfelstecker", a special variant of a DIN connector especially for headphones.
Wiki (in German)
Adapters are available...
Is it used for stecking wurfels?
Must be. Technical German is always an explanation of what the thing in question does...
/goes off to look for examples in a patent spec
Oddly enough, when I feed it to Google Translate it just comes up with "Square Plug"
If you clicked through, then you would know it is meant to be a "Spielwürfel", which is a normal gaming dice. And it is Würfelstecker because the pins look like the 5 dots on the gaming dice for number 5 (obviously).
Good ol' Germans, telling it like it is.
I love this. The meticulous use of words to describe exactly what it is. Thanks for clarifying, too
I love that German for dice is "Game Cube"
or play cube depending on context
Either way it's beautifully utilitarian description
Just "Cube" really (Würfel)
In Dutch it's a "Dobbelsteen", a stone to play "dobbelen" with. Dobbelen again refers to any dice game, which still doesn't say anything about the stone
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