Along with putting up the new D40 etc. today, I also installed a new rotor.
For the terminals at the rotor, I use 2 x 4pin trailer-light plugs (found at
any Canadian Tire store)
That's like a big dept store here in Canada, in the automotive section. I
have them color coded with tape.
Unplugged 2 plugs, Took rotor down, put old plugs on new rotor, plug into
rotor cable, Voila!
I tinned the ends of the plugs (way back when) and coil the tinned wires
around each terminal screw. (instead of using little lugs) Crude, but
effective.The 9 year old wire-ends were in VERY good condx today when I took
On a shoestring budget here too as it were. (like most of us)
Your mileage may vary, but I doubt I'll see any fire coming out of the rotor
unless I fire up my 4cx1500000a7 amp ;-)
VE9 eh eh!?
Michael, Coreen & Corey Smith
(VE9AA, VE9AAA & Baby-VE9)
271 Smith Rd
----- Original Message -----
From: Bruce Makas <email@example.com>
To: towertalk submital <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2001 7:39 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] AMP terminals
> I was going to put crimp on terminals on the control cable for my rotor to
> connect to an 8 terminal terminal block for "quick" disconnect of the
> wires. After I got home and read the TYCO/AMP box (terminals) it says:
> * for use on stranded or solid wire
> * "Danger: Not to be used on Aluminum wire - may cause equipment failure
> leading to injury or death"
> My questions are 2 ...
> Is Beldon control cable stranded Aluminum? If so, does that mean I cannot
> use the AMP crimp ons on the Beldon cable?
> And why are pressure type wire connectors not to be used on Aluminum wire?
> I guess that's 3 questions .........
> Thanks in advance for any assistance, Bruce K1MY
> Sunny Sun Lakes, Arizona
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