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#21 n4gix

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 11:31 AM

Years ago I switched over to using nothing except Anderson Powerpoles on all my radio gear. This allows me complete flexibility and interchangeability. B)



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:46 PM

 

Yeah, I got a TK-880H(1). At first it seemed nice they didn't cut off the power connector. But it took awhile to find the right mate online. All the power adapters I was finding were of the T-type variety. I'll know in about 4 days, if the one I found is the right type. Else, I'm just going to cut ends off and apply new Anderson plugs and be done with it. Wish I could find the mate for the accessories plug.  But it seems like Molex Incorporated has ceased making it "76650-0070". Couldn't find if another company makes it.

molex incorporated 76650-0070

 

Look up molex connector 03-06-6155. Maybe that is what you need?



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 03:40 PM

Look up molex connector 03-06-6155. Maybe that is what you need?

I think that was wrong, I think you are looking for a Molex 03-06-2151.



#24 Radioguy7268

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 05:43 PM

Better yet, look up "Kenwood mobile power cord" on EBay. Plenty available, most around $10 with cord & fuse.


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#25 axorlov

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 09:32 PM

I'm quite sure that original plug is GM-type connector, available in Autozone or Kragen/O'Reilly. However, I soldered T-type to all my TK880s to easier plug different mobiles.



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Posted 26 June 2019 - 03:24 PM

I'm quite sure that original plug is GM-type connector, available in Autozone or Kragen/O'Reilly. However, I soldered T-type to all my TK880s to easier plug different mobiles.

I use a "Deans" T-connector. They are available at any hobby store selling radio control cars, boats and planes. The connectors will handle a 30 amp load with no problems.


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 09:34 AM

Flew RC Heli for many years, I found the dean connectors a pita to solder. Often depending on the angle and length of wire there was excessive strain on the solder joints for the deans. They were a real pain to disconnect if you were even a bit sweaty.

 

I switched to the Anderson Power poles when my setups for the helis started venturing into high voltage systems. I found that wicking the lead, then crimping then running a bit of solder worked the best. Plus you can slide them together to form a "T", use roll pins to lock them side by side or buy a plastic connector to lock the ends together. I've actually hot glued some to parts to secure them. 

 

The only real negative I found was the length of the connectors when connected.






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