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Re: [Amps] Amphenol Connectors made in China

To: "Tom Rauch" <>, "AMPS" <>,"Bill Fuqua" <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Amphenol Connectors made in China
From: "Gary Smith" <>
Reply-to: Gary Smith <>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 14:24:00 -0700
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"Chinese junk" is much more than a boat it seems.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Rauch" <>
To: "AMPS" <>; "Bill Fuqua" <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Amps] Amphenol Connectors made in China

>>    Just started installing some Amphenol BNC panel mount 
>> connectors and
>> found them to be very substandard to the products I am 
>> accustomed to
>> getting.  I started spinning no the nut by hand and the 
>> nut was so loose
>> that it actually skipped a thread and began cross 
>> threading. This was
>> finger torque only. In fact, it is difficult to keep them 
>> from cross
>> threading.
>>     Got a second sealed package and the same problem. 
>> Flipped the package
>> over and there it was, Made in China.
> I'd raise heck with Amphenol!!
> I just sent back a brand-new Agilent spectrum analyzer that 
> had very poor dynamic range and locked up on functions. It 
> was four firmware revisions past what Agilent had in their 
> customer support.
> The same was true for multimeters we bought, and some 
> semiconductors we received were far out of spec.
> It's a shame when a piece of equipment costing many 
> thousands of dollars from a company that used to have a good 
> name doesn't work. But the if dog food, pregnancy tests, VD 
> tests, diabetes tests,  and Sponge Bob are defective.... I 
> guess we can't count on test equipment.
> 73 Tom 
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