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DB15 Connector

DB15 connectors are most commonly known as VGA d-subs and provide data flow to monitors, but it can also be used in many other applications; particularly in industrial and medical segments. The D-shaped shell provides automatic polarization as it only fits one way. EDAC offers a slim VGA with vertical pins but side cable entry that saves up to 70% board space!


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What is a db15 connector?

The DB15 connector is an analog socket, with 15 pins, from the D-Subminiatures (D-Sub) connector family. The prefix ā€œDā€ represents the D-shape of the connector shell. The DB15 connector is mainly used in serial and parallel ports, allowing asynchronous data transmission according to the RS-232 standard (RS-232C).

db15 d-sub connector

DB15 Engineering Options

There are three types of cable end DB15 D-sub connectors. They are differentiated by the method used to attach the wires to the contacts: soldering, insulation displacement or crimping.

1. DB15 DSUB connector with SOLDER CONTACTS

The solder contacts have a cavity into which the stripped and tinned wire is inserted and then soldered.

DB15 Connector with Soldered Contacts

2. DB-15 DSUB Connector with INSULATION DISPLACEMENT CONTACTS (idc or i.d.c)

The insulation displacement contacts (I.D.C.) are designed for automated assembly. A flat cable is pressed against the contacts, the rear of which is fork-shaped, which then pierce the insulation of all the wires simultaneously.

DB15 Connector with insulation displacement contacts (IDC or I.D.C)

3. DB15 DSUB connector with CRIMPED CONTACTS

The crimp contacts are wired by inserting a stripped end of wire into a cavity at the back of the contact. The cavity is then crimped using a crimping tool. The contact is then inserted into the connector. Pins can be removed later with a tool inserted into the back of the connector. This "rear disconnect" is useful when the pins on the device are damaged.


There are also two types of PCB mounted connectors, straight or right-angle termination styles. This type of connector has built-in solder tails for easy mounting on a PCB.

STRAIGHT termination -

db15 connector with straight termination

Right-angle termination -

DB15 Connector with right-angle termination


D-Sub connector backshells enclose the junction between the conductors in a cable and the contacts in the connector assembly. These are available in plastic for standard applications, or metal for industrial applications.

DB15 Connector d-sub backshellOther commonly known D-subs are DB9 connectors and DB25 connectors.

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