Artifact Details


SDS ZX13 cable plug module

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Physical object


These modules are PCBs intended to be inserted in a card cage. There is an extraction handle attached to the front of the card, on which a paper label containing the model number, serial number, and other information is printed.

Four holes are provided toward the bottom of the extraction end of the card for installing cable clamps.

Opposite the handle there are 47 bifurcated gold-plated contacts arranged in two rows. This board constitutes a bread board with predrilled and numbered holes for inserting components. The circuit side has a pattern of traces which connect groups of the holes in various ways to allow circuits to be constructed by adding jumpers and components from one trace pattern to another. No components have been soldered to the board, but a flat metal U-shaped clamp has been attached to a pair of the holes intended for cable clamps.

The card has various quality control stamps on one side of the PCB.


Scientific Data Systems (SDS)

Identifying Numbers

Model number ZX13 Printed in black ink at the top of the extraction handle.
Other number 100663B Stamped in black ink on the circuit side of the module.
Serial number 5278598 Printed vertically in black ink on the extraction handle of the module.
Serial number 9614875 Printed vertically in black ink on the extraction handle of the module.


overall: 6 in x 7/8 in x 5 5/8 in




Gift of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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