15-Pin D-Sub Connector

Male and Female High Density 15-pin Dsub Connectors
15-Pin D-Sub miniature Connectors

15-Pin D-Sub Connector, Size 22D Contacts, Insert Arrangements
Measurements are in inches, to three decimal places.

High density, 15-Pin D-Sub Connector
15 pin D-sub Insert Arrangments
15-Pin D-Subminiature Pin Locations

This diagram shows the insert arrangements for a 15-pin D-sub pinout; however the graphic only shows the location of the pins on the face of the connector. The actual function of the pins will only be found in an interface specification, like the ones shown to the left

This connector, and any of the connectors in the Dsub family, may be terminated using any of the following terminal styles; Crimp, Solder, Insulation displacement contact (IDC), or Printed wiring board (PWB). Read more on Insulation displacement contact connectors.
There are three general connector types; the 2-row Standard density (size 20 contacts) connector, the 3-row High density connector with size 22D contacts [shown here], and another 2-row Standard density connector (size 20 IDC contacts).
Note the three rows of contacts for the high density 15 pin D Sub.

Department of Defense Specification:
Refer to MIL-DTL-24308 [Connectors, Electric, Rectangular, Non-environmental, Miniature, Polarized Shell, Rack and Panel, General Specification]

Technical note; The most common and widespread usage of this style connector is as a video connector on personal computers. The links to the left provide each of the individual video standards which used this connector, all following the same series. However over the last several years the usage of the 15 pin D sub Connector is in decline.

This style of 15-pin D-sub connector should not be used with new designs unless legacy compatibly is required. Higher density, all digital, interfaces are using smaller connectors than the high-density 15-pin D-sub connector shown here. Although some devices such as monitors may still provide a D-sub connector, in addition to some other style, for backward compatibility to older video cards or PCs.

Connectors used on the back of a personal computer
Rear Panel PC Connectors

The example graphic shows a common rear panel and the various connectors used on the back of a personal computer. In this version two different types of video connectors are used; a 9-pin Dsub [dark blue] for an SVGA interface and a DVI connector [multi-pin white connector]. Both video connectors are the female version, so the incoming mating cable will be the male version. The pin numbering shown on this page is the male version, or looking at the male type connector.

The usage of both the DVI connector and D-sub connector indicates that this rear panel was developed after the DVI standard was implemented but before the complete demise of the D-sub connector. So this rear panel will support a monitor using the newer [at that time] DVI connector or an older monitor using the D-sub connector.


3-row 15 pin D-sub Insert Arrangments
High Density D Type

Dsub Page Topic
15-pin D-sub pinout
15 pin D-sub pin locations
15 pin D-sub insert arrangements
15 pin D-sub pin spacing

15-pin Dsub Cable Diagram
15-Pin D-Sub Pinout

15 pin D-sub Connector Pinouts
15-pin SVGA Interface
15-pin VGA Interface
15-pin XGA Interface
15-pin SGI Connector

Related 15pin Dsub Topics;
15-pin D-Sub size 20 contacts
[Dual row 15-pin D-sub Connector]
[Standard density 15-pin D-sub]

D-Sub Connector Insert Arrangements
[D-Subminiature sizes]

D-Sub Connector Dimensions
[D-Subminiature Out-lines]

Sockets; Female connector
Pins; Male connector

DOD DSub Connector Vendors
[MIL-C-24308 Vendors]

PC motherboard

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