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Old 07-06-2022, 08:01 PM
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Default Artex 345 plastic d sub?

Building the harness and currently working on the ELT. All the d sub connectors have been metal cases with crimped pins into Garmin LRUs. The Artex is a plastic case with soldered pins and no case ground lug. Id assume its reliable since it came with the ELT but sure seems cheesy. Just curious if others are using this connector or picking up another 15 pin similar to the Garmin units
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Old 07-06-2022, 08:51 PM
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Mine broke. Luckily it is a common part from Digikey or Mouser. I had the plastic and prefer a metal one. Also would like to have removable contacts. JMHO
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Old 07-06-2022, 08:55 PM
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I changed the guts out for a pinned one from Stein but used the case that came with it. Worked fine.
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Old 07-07-2022, 07:03 AM
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Building the harness and currently working on the ELT. All the d sub connectors have been metal cases with crimped pins into Garmin LRUs. The Artex is a plastic case with soldered pins and no case ground lug. Id assume its reliable since it came with the ELT but sure seems cheesy. Just curious if others are using this connector or picking up another 15 pin similar to the Garmin units
Nothing wrong with solder cups. Very reliable when done correctly, though requires a bit more finesse with the iron. Plastic shells are fine in this applcation, unless you have things moving or bouncing around in the installation area, how will it break? It's only real job is to protect the terminal.

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Old 07-07-2022, 09:27 AM
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I replaced it with a 15 pin connector kit from Dynon. I like their connector better in ever way. It will also match the rest of my connectors in the plane in both looks and wire terminations ie crimped pins.
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