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Mini Delta Ribbon (MDR) 36-Pin Breakout Board


BRKDDMC36F-R-DIN
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  • Mini Delta Ribbon connector
  • Screw terminal for each of the 36 lines, plus shield
  • Solder pad connection space for all 36 lines, plus shield
  • Rubber feet or DIN rail mount

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General Description

Centronics, MDR, VHDCI, HPDSUB  Connector Guide
See our connector identification guide!
These breakout boards bring all 36 pins of a Mini D Ribbon Female connector out to double deck screw terminal blocks for easy connection and prototyping work. Each pin is also brought to solder pads (3 per pin) at 0.1" spacing, allowing the addition of small components or 0.1" 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.
The connector used on this product goes by several different names, including Mini D Ribbon, Mini Delta Ribbon, MDR, Mini Centronics, Half-Pitch Centronics, HPCN, HPCN36, Half-Pitch CN, and Micro Centronics. It is also occasionally referred to as a SCSI2 connector, though that is not typically a proper use of the term.


These break out boards are perfect for experimentation and prototype work, as well as for use in permanent installations. They are well-suited for interfacing with data acquisition equipment or any other devices that use a Mini D Ribbon connector. A breakout board is sometimes referred to as a "transition module", "terminal board", "terminal block", "breakout box", "breakout adapter", or "interface module".

MDR Connector Details

The Mini Delta Ribbon (MDR) series of connectors provides a compact arrangement of durable sliding 'ribbon' contacts. The high contact density and good performance at high speeds have yielded many applications for this connector type. These are 'half-pitch' connectors, meaning that the contact spacing is tighter than full-size Centronics connectors, such as those used on our BRKDC36F or BRKDC50F breakout boards. The 'half-pitch' connectors utilize contacts on 0.05" centers.

MDR Connector Details
Manufacturer 3M
Mfg. Part # 10236-55G3PC
Threaded Inserts M2.5 thread
Latch Blocks Present
Jack Sockets Not Included; available as 3M accessories

Product Documents

Part # DescriptionPDF DrawingDWG DrawingDocument
BRKDDMC36F-R-DIN36-Pin MDR Female Breakout Board, DIN Mount
BRKDDMC36F-R-FT36-Pin MDR Female Breakout Board, Rubber Feet
Connector GuideWhich connector do I have? Consult this helpful identification guide.
BRKDDMC36F-R-DIN
36-Pin MDR Female Breakout Board, DIN Mount
BRKDDMC36F-R-FT
36-Pin MDR Female Breakout Board, 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.

Product Details

  • Mini D-Ribbon (Mini Delta Ribbon, MDR, Mini Centronics) 36-pin connector
  • Screw terminal for each of the 36 lines, plus shield
  • Screw terminals accomodate wire sizes from 16AWG to 26AWG
  • Approximate dimensions: 2.75" x 3.8"
  • Rubber feet or DIN rail mount

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Pricing and Ordering

Product # Description 1+ 10+ RoHS Buy Now
Mini D Ribbon 36-Pin Right Angle Connector:
BRKDDMC36F-R-DIN Mini Centronics/MDR 36-Pin Female Breakout Board, R/A Connector, DIN Rail Mount $36.50 $32.50 Yes
BRKDDMC36F-R-FT Mini Centronics/MDR 36-Pin Female Breakout Board, R/A Connector, Feet $35.00 $31.00 Yes
Mini D Ribbon 36-Pin Right Angle Connector:
BRKDDMC36F-R-DIN
Mini Centronics/MDR 36-Pin Female Breakout Board, R/A Connector, DIN Rail Mount
RoHS: Yes
Buy Now:
QuantityPrice
1+$36.50
10+$32.50
BRKDDMC36F-R-FT
Mini Centronics/MDR 36-Pin Female Breakout Board, R/A Connector, Feet
RoHS: Yes
Buy Now:
QuantityPrice
1+$35.00
10+$31.00

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