CX700 SPS serial cable pinout

We've lost the serial cable between the SPS and the CX700 SPE.  Can anyone provide the pinout of both ends so we can make two of them?

Also - how do we know when it's working?  NaviSphere doesnt' even have the SPS faulted right now, and neither SP has a serial cable to the SPS.

I've been through PowerLink without success, and I'm very Google friendly.  Can't find this info anywhere.  I guess even knowing the part number would help me search myself.

Thanks in advance.

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If it's the DB9-to-RJ11, the part number is 118-28717.

Can't check the pin-out, right now.
engerdAuthor Commented:
Yep - thanks.  That's what Google told me but I hadn't had it verified by anyone one yet.

The pinout would really help me, as I can build one WAY quicker than ordering one.

engerdAuthor Commented:

Called Dell yesterday - they didn't want to know/had no idea what I was describing to them.  Put me in touch with on an 0871 number ... they have no idea what that part number is, but they have agreed to dig around to find out.

So ... I'm back to square one.  What *have* EMC done to this serial cable to make it soooo difficult to build?

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Duncan MeyersCommented:
SPS pin out is:
SP Interface Connector

1    Ground
5    SPS transmit to SP
6    SPS receive from SP

Try making a simple cable with SPS Pin 5 to SPE pin 2 and SPS pin 6 to SPE pin 3 and SPS pin1 to SPE pin 5.

Alternatively, the EMC part number is 118032350, list price is about US$90

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engerdAuthor Commented:
Thanks meyersd.

I had that pin-out info already.  What concerns me is the detail on SPS pins 2, 3 and 4.  It wouldn't surprise me if a couple of those are tied to ground or RTS/CTS.

I'll try with simple Tx/Rx and ground and see if that works to get my cache enabled, then I'll worry about spotting an SPS error or power failure!

Will let you know what happens.  $90 is eye watering, but expected!

engerdAuthor Commented:
OK - tried the simple GND + Tx/Rx.  No dice - I get an SPS Fail in Navisphere also (which I don't get if I simply disconnect the serial cable).

So it needs to see something from pins 2, 3 and 4.

Open to suggestions!
engerdAuthor Commented:
Caved in - bought a couple of used cables from

Will post pin out for anyone interested.

Points split to meyersd and svqmuc as they both helped.
Duncan MeyersCommented:
Please post the cable pin-out - then we'll have it on record. You'd be amazed at how often the SPS sense cable pin-out has come up.
Duncan MeyersCommented:
And thanks for the points!
And the cable pin-out is ... ?
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