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Old 02-10-2020, 09:48 PM
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Default Nice connector for stick wiring

After some searching, I think I found a connector I'm happy with for wiring the Ray Allen grip on my -7's removable co-pilot stick. My requirements were:
  1. Both male and female connectors to fit entirely inside the stick tube
  2. At least 6 contacts
  3. Locking
  4. Reasonably weathertight

Enter the Switchcraft EN3 series. 6 soldered contacts, keyed so they fit one way, and locking. And everything fits right inside the stick grip.



DigiKey part numbers are SC258-ND and SC275-ND if you want to give em a try.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:59 PM
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Looks like a good choice. I bought these:

https://www.amazon.com/your-orders/p...ntId=D7S5xtSML

They have 9 pins. I removed the guts from the shell and will secure the two halves together using heat shrink over the assembly during or after final inspection.
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:58 AM
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Looks like a good choice. I bought these:

https://www.amazon.com/your-orders/p...ntId=D7S5xtSML

They have 9 pins. I removed the guts from the shell and will secure the two halves together using heat shrink over the assembly during or after final inspection.
Your link just goes to order page, not a product....
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Old 02-11-2020, 10:21 AM
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After some searching, I think I found a connector I'm happy with for wiring the Ray Allen grip on my -7's removable co-pilot stick. My requirements were:
  1. Both male and female connectors to fit entirely inside the stick tube
  2. At least 6 contacts
  3. Locking
  4. Reasonably weathertight

Enter the Switchcraft EN3 series. 6 soldered contacts, keyed so they fit one way, and locking. And everything fits right inside the stick grip.



DigiKey part numbers are SC258-ND and SC275-ND if you want to give em a try.
Looks like a great solution. Any reason why you used the solder cup version instead of the crimp style? Wondering if they are larger or not available.
Thanks, Jim
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:13 AM
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Any reason why you used the solder cup version instead of the crimp style? Wondering if they are larger or not available.
If I can find the crimp style and it also fits in the stick, I'll give it a try. Currently using a stripped DB9 connector with crimps that I silicon fuse tape together every time I reconnect the stick.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:30 AM
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Default DB15

I'm using a DB15 junction board.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:04 PM
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I like these and you can get them cheap and wait 3 weeks from China or get them in 3 days for a little more but still way cheaper than those.

I've used these in communication radios for decades.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1x-Aviation...r=453189344363
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:24 PM
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Ordered these just now from Mouser. According to the Mfg diagram, they should be the same as the OP but the crimp style.

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...rrencycode=USD

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...rrencycode=USD
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:59 PM
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If I can find the crimp style and it also fits in the stick, I'll give it a try. Currently using a stripped DB9 connector with crimps that I silicon fuse tape together every time I reconnect the stick.
Just located the crimp style:

https://www.digikey.com/product-deta...2715-ND/500755

https://www.digikey.com/product-deta...777-ND/1289622

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I'm using a DB15 junction board.
Another good lightweight option
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Nice find on the crimp style. Wish I would have found em myself!
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