Originally Posted by Duhg
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. I’d assume it’s 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.