What is a DB9 Connector?


What is a DB9 Connector?
The term "DB9" refers to a common connector type, one of the D-Subminiature or D-Sub types of connectors.  DB9 has the smallest "footprint" of the D-Subminiature connectors, and houses 9 pins (for the male connector) or 9 holes (for the female connector).

Where are DB9 Connectors used?
DB9 connectors were once very common on PCs and servers.  DB9 connectors are designed to work with the EIA/TIA 232 serial interface standard, which determined the function of all nine pins as a standard, so that multiple companies could design them into their products.  DB9 connectors were commonly used for serial peripheral devices like keyboards, mice, joysticks, etc. Also they are used on DB9 cable assemblies for data connectivity.
Today, the DB9 has mostly been replaced by more modern interfaces such as USB, PS/2, Firewire, and others.  However, there are still many legacy devices that use the DB9 interface for serial communication.

What does L-com carry for DB9 Connectors?
L-com has a huge variety of DB9 products, including DB9 connectors, DB9 adapters, and DB9 cables assemblies.  See links below for types of products that use the DB9 interface. 





DB9 Connectors

DB9 Adapters

DB9 Cable Assemblies

DB9 Patch Panels


db9 kit

DB9 Card

DB9 Switch

DB9 to RJ adapters

DB9 Adapter Kits

DB9 PC Cards

DB9 Switch Boxes