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Old 24-12-2019, 06:55   #1
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Need help locating a Cable connector

I have a wired remote control I’m an old Navico auto pilot. Obsolete for many years. I would like to make an extension cord for it. I don’t know where to find the connectors or how to identify them to start looking. I would like to find both a male and female end rather than having to splice it.
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Re: Need help locating a Cable connector

Make it easy on yourself. You have a male and female that work so use them for one end of the extension. Just buy another male and female of the same number of pins to use on the other end. It really could be any connector for the right wire count.

Currently
Wire —-old female— old male —- wire

New
Wire——new female - new male——- extension ——- old female- old male—— wire

Like this one maybe:
https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...983291289.html

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Re: Need help locating a Cable connector

It is VERY unlikely that they are using a custom connector. For my ST1000, a little googling found a link to a seller (and I think the manufacturer?) of the connector: Digi-Key. The plug is P/N 708-1110-ND and bulkhead socket is P/N 708-1145-ND.
Looks like a similar plug to yours, though yours has more pins.
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Make it easy on yourself. You have a male and female that work so use them for one end of the extension. Just buy another male and female of the same number of pins to use on the other end. It really could be any connector for the right wire count.

Currently
Wire —-old female— old male —- wire

New
Wire——new female - new male——- extension ——- old female- old male—— wire

Like this one maybe:
https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...983291289.htmlj

Cheers
I thought about that, but then I would be committed to always using the long cord as I couldn't plug the new one in. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Re: Need help locating a Cable connector

If you are really serious about finding the right connector, look at the product line of connectors at Mouser Electronics or Element-14 or Radio Spares.

It will take some time as they list literally millions of connectors but the filters do help in narrowing down the field.

Happy hunting!
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Re: Need help locating a Cable connector

I looked at DigiKey. 8 million parts, 800 suppliers. I tried looking, even the filters are overwhelming without the background knowledge... then sent an email to customer support. Hopefully they will be helpful.
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Re: Need help locating a Cable connector

If it was me looking for a connector that could possible match the one I had, I would think either waterproof or mil spec, or both. Based on your photo, you have an 8-pin, plastic double keyed jack that looks to be either watertight or waterproof. Size looks to be 10mm. The closest I could find was this guy...





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Don't think it is the same, but use the above criteria for your search. You will eventually find that same connector.
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Many connectors have a very tiny part number somewhere. Really hard to find, but I managed to find one on my 30 year old Volvo engine harness connector, and it turned out to be Amphenol.
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I think that may be know as an 8 (or 9) pin DIN connector?
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if push comes to shove, buy two males and two females of any plug with as many of more pins and make an extension. Not ideal but?
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A correctly done splice is better than a connector burried in a conduit somewhere.... if your solder skills are not up to it, I bet there is a boat close with someone who does.. Buy them a beer. Or use those high end Gel Filled splices by 3m.
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if push comes to shove, buy two males and two females of any plug with as many of more pins and make an extension. Not ideal but?

Honestly - this. If you're making an extension, buy connectors that you can source locally and are within your skillset to solder.

And it's never a good idea to bury or hide any connector, connection or splice, even crimps. All connection points should be accessible. The vast majority of wiring failures are at the connection points.
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Looks like a Conxall connector carried by Allied, Digi-Key, Neward.... Try the Conxall web site to get a match.
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