[Yaesu] FT-101 (E, dx, ZD) Power Cable
sbbloom69 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 11 09:04:42 EDT 2003
Hi (re-sent to the list),
I don't know if this is relevant or not. I have a
FT-101E and a FTdx-100. They both use a similar
"cinch jones" type of rectangular plug. It looks
similar to your drawing. This plug arrangement
the one connector on the radio to be used by both
AC cable and the DC 12v cable. This rectangular
end has power connections AND appropriate jumpers to
route AC power to the transformer, and DC power to
built in DC / AC inverter that these rigs use when
I have heard horror stories over and over again
because some owner bought a stock cinch jones
connector here in the US and wired their own cable.
Apparently, Yaesu's connector is numbered and wired
"mirror image" fashion from the cinch jones
If you follow the numbers and not the physical
positions, YOU WILL BLOW UP THE INVERTER and maybe
worse. This is exactly how I got my FTdx-100 radio.
Luckily, I was able to rebuild the transistor
So, BE CAREFUL if you roll your own.
I agree that, short of finding a real stock cable,
find someone who has one and be meticulous about
copying it using physical connector locations.
--- Carol L Maher <w4clm.ham at juno.com> wrote:
> I'm sending this to you again because I got a
> on it.
> This is basically all I can tell you about the
> FT-101ZD power
> connector. Here is a rough drawing from what I
> I opened the back of the power plug just so I
> double check the connections and numbering on my
> It's a good thing I did, because it was just
> of what I thought it would have been when looking
> Pin #2 GREEN ground connection from your wall
> Pin #3 BLACK AC from line plug
> Pin #4 WHITE AC from line plug
> This is the actual plug wiring from my working
> Yaesu plug for my FT-101ZD.
> Note: If you look at this plug from the rear, the
> looks backwards from what you would think if you
> looked at the
> schematic by itself. That will not really hurt
> it comes to pin #3 &
> But it could put the ground (Green) on pin 1 Vs.
> So it's important to note the numbers when using
> this plug.
> I have heard from others that some plugs made in
> America could be
> numbered differently. So be careful.
> I hope this is of some help to you. As to finding
> another plug,
> I have no idea where on earth we can find more. I
> belive there would
> be a lot of other folks interested in knowing were
> we could find more.
> Carol Maher
> | |
> | | #2 _____ #1
> | |
> | | |
> | | #4 | #3
> | | |
> | | |
> | | #6 | #5
> | | |
> FT-101ZD AC line Plug
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