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Old 18-08-2013, 09:55   #1
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Electrical connector identification query

Hi,

I have a number of the 12VDC electrical connectors pictured below on the boat - all in awkward to get at places - but can't find any identifying manufacturers mark on them.

If anyone knows who makes/markets them I'd be grateful for the information.

Thanks,

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Old 18-08-2013, 13:47   #2
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Re: Electrical connector identification query

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Hi,

- all in awkward to get at places -
If so, why not just cut them off and reconnect with more available connectors and locate them where it's easy to get at?
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Old 18-08-2013, 14:15   #3
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Re: Electrical connector identification query

Roy M,

The OP's in China, may be difficult to do that kind of shopping there. Also, he probably doesn't want to have to deal with having an extra join in the run only now it's harder to deal with (more inaccessible), possible voltage drop issues, and he really would prefer not to have to cobble something together.

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Re: Electrical connector identification query

Bob, they are generically called "pack cons" i.e. pack connectors, in the auto industry. There are thousands of them from dozens of sources. Odds are the fastest way to find out would be to contact Nauticat and ask them what the parts are for your model and year.

Often the practical compromise is to get a kit from Molex or one of the other primary sources, which will contain dozens of pins, different mating bodies, and the special crimper to set them along with an "uninstallation" tool to release pins. If one wire has gone bad, the procedure is to release the pin, crimp a new one on the wire, and seat the new pin in the existing packcon, not to replace the whole thing. Of course the problem is, you need a kit that matches whatever brand you've got. They aren't all the same.

Or, you clip off both sides of the offending wire, and replace JUST that wire with a new single connector, leaving the rest of the old one intact.
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Re: Electrical connector identification query

How about a cut and soldered splice? If it's an unusual plug, can he be sure it's a good connection? Just whack them off, solder in some additional wire, if needed, and be done with it until he needs to disconnect. Then cut it, if so.
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Re: Electrical connector identification query

Well thanks for the advice but I'd still be grateful if someone could identify the maker. Reason I want some is so that I can pre-wire replacement electrical pump for quick change-out in case of failure.
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Bob better .cut out both male and female and replace with something you can buy locally. Theres a million an one variations of those pack connectors
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GBW: That had occurred (but I thought I'd try the easy route first !!)
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Re: Electrical connector identification query

bob, you should be able to order one piece as a replacement service part from Nauticat or one of their dealers. I know, they'll charge you a Gen You Whine Marine Authorized Price for it, but trying to order one oddball packcon from any electronics house is also not going to be cheap, or simple. And ordering a complete kit so you can repair/replace any of them in the harness, damn pricey.

If Nauticat has any dealer in country, that's likely to be the simplest way to go. And if they don't, they still might be able to tell you what to order, or where it can be obtained from.
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