On Fri, 2009-09-04 at 16:28 +0000, John Hensley wrote:
> Good morning to the list,
> This is my first post. I have a used Ten Tec transceiver with the Model 962
> power supply. The power supply cable has 4 heavy wires which terminate at a
> 4 pin Molex connector. When I put it on thetranceiver, it sort of "falls "
> on. In other words the female pins on the 4 pin cable connector are loose.
> Now it stands to reason that this is common but I don't want to draw high
> current like this.
> My question is should I extract the pins and replace them or is it normally
> sufficient for high power to use the extractor to form them back a bit ?
> Along with this question, can anyone recommend a source for these Molex
> Thanks in advance,
You may have success reforming the pins for a tighter contact. A drop of
DeoxIT from Cramolin can help clean dirty contacts.
Pins and shells are available from TenTec parts and Mouser Electronics
(www.mouser.com). They are Amp Universal Mate-N-Lok series, not Molex.
Shipping will cost more than the parts for a complete connector.
73, Jerry, K0CQ
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