Cassette tape port

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The cassette tape port is a .156" edge connector located on the back of the VIC-20, in between the user port and the serial bus.

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This port is compatible with Commodore datasette cassette tape drives made for the PET series, the VIC-20, as well as the Commodore 64. It is sometimes used to supply power to devices attached to the serial bus such as the SD2IEC.

Pinout

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Pin Connection Use
A,1 GND
B,2 +5V
C,3 VIA #1 CA2 Cassette motor
D,4 VIA #2 CA1 Cassette read
E,5 VIA #2 PB3 Cassette write
F,6 VIA #1 PA6 Cassette switch