who knows the Dlink dkvm-8E daisy-chain cable pinouts


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I've got a Dlink 8-port kvm -- dkvm-8E. I'm intended to buy another
dkvm-8E to extend the kvm to a 16-port one. However it's not easy to
find a daisy-chain cable for this kvm.

I notice that the daisy-chain port of this kvm resembles the console
port(console port is the one which connects to a physical monitor, mouse
and keyboard), i.e. they both have the same 15-pin female VGA ports,
same 6-pin mini-DIN female mouse ports, and same 6-pin mini-DIN female
keyboard ports.

To connect 2 dkvm-8E together, assume one of them is called Master and
the other Slave, a daisy-chain cable should connect one of its ends to
the daisy-chain port in the Master one, and the other end to the Console
port in the Slave one. I guess that since the Console port has a
standard pinouts, would the daisy-chain port has the same standard
pinouts? If that's the case, I can just use a standard kvm cable to
connect two dkvm-8E.

Who knows the daisy-chain cable pinouts of this kvm device? If no one
knows the answer, would it damage both the 2 dkvm-8E if I try to connect
them with a standard kvm cable?

Any comments are appreciated.
 
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Paul

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I've got a Dlink 8-port kvm -- dkvm-8E. I'm intended to buy another
dkvm-8E to extend the kvm to a 16-port one. However it's not easy to
find a daisy-chain cable for this kvm.

I notice that the daisy-chain port of this kvm resembles the console
port(console port is the one which connects to a physical monitor, mouse
and keyboard), i.e. they both have the same 15-pin female VGA ports,
same 6-pin mini-DIN female mouse ports, and same 6-pin mini-DIN female
keyboard ports.

To connect 2 dkvm-8E together, assume one of them is called Master and
the other Slave, a daisy-chain cable should connect one of its ends to
the daisy-chain port in the Master one, and the other end to the Console
port in the Slave one. I guess that since the Console port has a
standard pinouts, would the daisy-chain port has the same standard
pinouts? If that's the case, I can just use a standard kvm cable to
connect two dkvm-8E.

Who knows the daisy-chain cable pinouts of this kvm device? If no one
knows the answer, would it damage both the 2 dkvm-8E if I try to connect
them with a standard kvm cable?

Any comments are appreciated.

The manual implies the required cable comes in the box.

ftp://ftp.dlink.com/KVM/dkvm8E/Manual/dkvm8e_manual_021405.zip

PDF page 18

"Please use the attached 3 feet 3-in-one Cable Kit
to daisy chain the KVM Switches."

HTH,
Paul
 
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The manual implies the required cable comes in the box.
ftp://ftp.dlink.com/KVM/dkvm8E/Manual/dkvm8e_manual_021405.zip

PDF page 18

"Please use the attached 3 feet 3-in-one Cable Kit
to daisy chain the KVM Switches."
To Paul, thanks for your pointing out the link to the manual for me.

I'm sorry that I didn't mention I'd like to buy a second-hand dkvm8e.
Therefore, the device would usually arrive without any cables.

BTW, the manual says that this product would arrive with :
"3 in 1 KVM cable kit 3 sets". "1 set : 3 feet 3-in-one Cable Kit to
daisy chain", "2 sets : 6 feet 3-in-one Cable Kit to PC" .

This suggests that the daisy chain cable is different from the Kit-to-pc
cable. However, I guess, are they only different in length(i.e. 3 feet
vs 6 feet)? Would they actually be interchangeable ?
 
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Paul

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To Paul, thanks for your pointing out the link to the manual for me.

I'm sorry that I didn't mention I'd like to buy a second-hand dkvm8e.
Therefore, the device would usually arrive without any cables.

BTW, the manual says that this product would arrive with :
"3 in 1 KVM cable kit 3 sets". "1 set : 3 feet 3-in-one Cable Kit to
daisy chain", "2 sets : 6 feet 3-in-one Cable Kit to PC" .

This suggests that the daisy chain cable is different from the Kit-to-pc
cable. However, I guess, are they only different in length(i.e. 3 feet
vs 6 feet)? Would they actually be interchangeable ?

If a used unit is complete, it will include the 3 foot cable.
Each box should include one daisy chain cable. And one is all you
need, to connect two units together.

DKVM-8E 1 pcs. Keyboard, mouse & monitor switch
Power Adapter 1 pcs. DC12V,1A
3 in 1 KVM cable kit 3 sets 1 set : 3 feet 3-in-one Cable Kit
to daisy chain
2 sets : 6 feet 3-in-one Cable Kit
to PC
Mouse Adapter cable 4 pcs DB-9 to 6-pin Mini-DIN

User’s Manual 1 pcs. This manual
Rack mount bracket 2 pcs.
Screw 8 pcs.
Rubber foot 4 pcs.

You can see the box contents in the pictures here. All three cables
look visually similar, with the difference being the length.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817107126

Paul
 
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If a used unit is complete, it will include the 3 foot cable.
Each box should include one daisy chain cable.
You can see the box contents in the pictures here. All three cables
look visually similar, with the difference being the length.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817107126

Yes, from that link I can see that the three cables look similar.
Unfortunately, the unit I'm currently using is incomplete, no daisy
chain cable is available.
 
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Paul

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Yes, from that link I can see that the three cables look similar.
Unfortunately, the unit I'm currently using is incomplete, no daisy
chain cable is available.

All you need, is one sample cable, to prove or disprove its electrical
characteristics. If you buy a box, new, like the unit on Newegg,
then you'll get a sample of the cable.

There is no suggestion, in the manual, that the cables are interchangeable.
(I.e. It doesn't say "in an emergency, you can use the six foot to replace
the three foot".)

One reason for keeping the daisy chain cable short, is to reduce attenuation
of the VGA signal. It must have some damn good silicon inside it, to be able
to handle a 1920x1440 resolution, while daisy chained through eight boxes.

Paul
 
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All you need, is one sample cable, to prove or disprove its electrical
characteristics. If you buy a box, new, like the unit on Newegg,
then you'll get a sample of the cable.

Yes, a sample cable would do the trick. Anybody who knows its pinouts
pls points out for me.
 

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