[VHFcontesting] TE Power Connector & ACC Connector

Rogers, Ron RR124640 at ncr.com
Wed Feb 23 05:56:20 PST 2011

Nebraska Surplus Sales still lists the 7 pin tube socket plug being available >


Be careful in using the Radio Shack type of Cinch Jones connector, especially the Chinese "knockoffs" hitting the flea markets and certain stores. They are not rated for the same current per pin that the original Cinch connectors were (10 amps per pin)

W4NH FourLanders Contesters

-----Original Message-----
From: vhfcontesting-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:vhfcontesting-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Les Rayburn
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 1:56 PM
To: VHF Contesting Reflector; vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu
Subject: [VHFcontesting] TE Power Connector & ACC Connector

First of all, I apologize for my ignorance in calling a Jones plug "non-standard". I'm been enlightened that the plug is actually quite common on older equipment and was stocked on Radio Shack shelves as recently as a few years ago.

I've taken the advice of many of my VHF Men, and contacted TE Systems directly regarding ordering both plugs. Left a voice mail, and also sent e-mail today, so we'll see what happens. I'll keep the group apprised of what I learn. Many mentioned that they were also trying to find the ACC 7-pin tube replacements for their amps.

As always, thanks for the great advice. Hope to be back up to full power on
222 within a week or two.


Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114

6M VUCC #1712
Grid Bandit #222
Life Member Central States VHF Society 

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