24-Pin Centronics (GPIB) Breakout Board

BRKDC24F-R-DIN

BRKDC24F-R-DIN
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  • 24-Pin Centronics ('Amphenol' / 'CHAMP') connector
  • Useful for HP-IB or GPIB applications
  • Perfect for prototyping and permanent installations
  • Screw terminal for each of the 24 lines, plus shield
  • Solder pad connection space for all 24 lines plus shield
  • Supports addition of 0.1" pin headers
  • Double deck screw terminals provide compact wiring
  • Fast and easy connections
  • Rubber feet or DIN rail mount

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General Description

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These breakout boards bring all 24 pins and shield of a 24-pin Centronics connector out to double deck screw terminal blocks, providing quick and secure connections. Each pin is also brought to solder pads (3 per pin) at 0.1" (2.54mm) spacing, allowing the user to easily add pin headers. Please note that the breakout boards are manufactured with a connection between each connector pin and the corresponding terminal block position; no soldering of any type is necessary. The solder pads simply provide an area for making optional connections to additional headers or other components.

This breakout board is perfect for production applications as well as experimentation and prototype work. It is well-suited for interfacing with data acquisition equipment, computer systems, GPIB, HPIB, or any other devices that use the 24-pin Centronics connector.

GPIB Applications

Historically, the 24-pin Centronics connector was commonly used for interconnecting automated test equipment. This standard was created by Hewlett Packard and was called the Hewlett Packard Instrument Bus (HP-IB). As other manufacturers became involved, the standard became known as the General Purpose Instrument Bus (GPIB). It later became standardized as IEEE-488 Standard Digital Interface for Programmable Instrumentation. This breakout board contains this same 24-pin Centronics connector used in HP-IB / GPIB applications.

This 24-pin Centronics connector is also referred to as a CHAMP, Amphenol, GPIB, or HPIB connector. A breakout board is sometimes referred to as a "transition module", "terminal board", "terminal block", "breakout box", "breakout adapter", "terminator", or "interface module".

Product Documents

Part #DescriptionIGES ModelSTEP ModelDocument
BRKDC24F-R-DIN24-pin Centronics, Right Angle, DIN Mount
BRKDC24F-R-FT24-pin Centronics, Right Angle, Rubber Feet
Connector GuideWhich connector do I have? Consult this helpful identification guide.
BRKDC24F-R-DIN
24-pin Centronics, Right Angle, DIN Mount
BRKDC24F-R-FT
24-pin Centronics, Right Angle, Rubber Feet
Connector Guide
Which connector do I have? Consult this helpful identification guide.

Mounting Options

These products are available in two different mounting variants. Product numbers ending with -DIN come with DIN clips already installed and ready to snap onto 35mm or 32mm DIN rail. Product numbers ending with -FT have stick-on rubber feet installed on the bottom side, allowing for benchtop use or panel mounting. For panel mounting, we suggest 1/4" nylon standoffs under the mounting holes, and #6 screws.

BRKDC24F-R-DIN
DIN Rail Mount
BRKDC24F-R-DIN
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Rail not included
BRKDC24F-R-FT
Rubber Feet
BRKDC24F-R-FT
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Product Details

  • Centronics 24-Pin / CHAMP / Amphenol connector
  • Screw terminal for each of the 24 lines, plus shield
  • Solder pad connection holes, three (3) per line
  • Supports addition of 0.1" pin headers
  • Screw terminals accomodate wire sizes from 16AWG to 26AWG
  • Approximate dimensions: 2.8" x 2.6"
  • Rubber feet or DIN rail mount

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Pricing and Ordering

Product # Description 1+ 10+ RoHS Buy Now
Centronics 24-Pin Female Right Angle Connector:
BRKDC24F-R-DIN Centronics 24-Pin Female Breakout Board, R/A Connector, DIN Rail Mount $24.50 $23.50 Yes
BRKDC24F-R-FT Centronics 24-Pin Female Breakout Board, R/A Connector, Feet $23.00 $22.00 Yes
Centronics 24-Pin Female Right Angle Connector:
BRKDC24F-R-DIN
Centronics 24-Pin Female Breakout Board, R/A Connector, DIN Rail Mount
RoHS: Yes
Buy Now:
QuantityPrice
1+$24.50
10+$23.50
BRKDC24F-R-FT
Centronics 24-Pin Female Breakout Board, R/A Connector, Feet
RoHS: Yes
Buy Now:
QuantityPrice
1+$23.00
10+$22.00

All of the above items are normally stocked. Please call us if you need to verify availability for a specific quantity, or for pricing at higher quantities. Please visit our ordering page for our ordering policies and a list of ordering methods.