Wheatstone A50 Molex

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Wheatstone A50 Molex

Post by kc8gpd » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:48 pm

hi,

does anyone know the size and type of molex pins used in the A-50?

thanks
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Re: Wheatstone A50 Molex

Post by TPT » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:35 pm

Are these the square plastic 12 or 15 pin connectors?

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Re: Wheatstone A50 Molex

Post by kc8gpd » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:37 pm

square plastic 12 pin
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Re: Wheatstone A50 Molex

Post by TPT » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:40 pm

They are available from Mouser, --I have the part number, but it's at the station. As I recall, they are not made by Molex.
Will check Mouser to see if I can find them today, otherwise, will post the stock numbers tomorrow.

The 12 pin are also used in the Radio Arts R-60, while the Auditronics 2500 consoles use the 15 pin.

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Re: Wheatstone A50 Molex

Post by kc8gpd » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:49 pm

thanks :-)
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Re: Wheatstone A50 Molex

Post by TPT » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:59 pm

OK...looks like these are AMP/TE Connectivity products

The pins (socket type, not the pointy type, which are usually on the motherboard) are definitely Mouser #571-6413001 (Amp# 641300-1), since I ordered a bunch not long ago.

The plastic housings appear to be Mouser #571-15405120 for the 12 position, and 571-16405230 for the 15 position.

Good luck finding the crimp tool--I'll look at the one I have to find a manufacturer.

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Re: Wheatstone A50 Molex

Post by kc8gpd » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:23 pm

every where i look the crimp tool is 600+ and up dollars!!!

Holy :-O

think i will just crimp them with needle nose pliers
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Re: Wheatstone A50 Molex

Post by TPT » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:36 pm

Mine came with the console from Auditronics. I'll look for a part number--I think it is a Kline or similar manufacturer, & I don't think it would be that expensive if still available...has enough notches that I suspect it is used for other crimps.

Also you might want to call Wheatstone...they might have a source.

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Re: Wheatstone A50 Molex

Post by TPT » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:11 am

The crlmp tool is a AMP Service tool I You use the "B" slot to fold over the small tabs near the barrel of the pin to hold the bare wire, and the "G" slot to fold over the rear tabs to hold the insulation. The Digi Key part number A30574-ND kind of looks like it--that's also expensive at $100+. I would call Wheatstone to see if they have a better source.

You will need an extraction tool. The part number is 455822-2Mouser shows it as obsolete, but shows similar device as part no. TE Connectivity / AMP 189727-1, Mouser # 571-1897271

Also found the plastic shells on Allied; Allied part no. 70083745.

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