What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

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What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by deltaphoenix » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:04 pm

I have seen this before but cannot recall the name. Please help.
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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by deltaphoenix » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:05 pm

Is it a GX20?

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by GrantB » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:22 pm

I use these for my boats but I never did figure out what the official name is. On ebay search for CB radio mic connector.

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by deltaphoenix » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:34 pm

I looked, yep, the same. I think that supports the GX20 idea, those are sometimes called aviation connectors so it sort of makes sense that CB's would use them.

I guess I need to remove it and add an XLR so I can actually try out this panel. I couldn't find any 4 pin GX20 to XLR adapters.

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by GrantB » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:38 pm

deltaphoenix wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:34 pm
I looked, yep, the same. I think that supports the GX20 idea, those are sometimes called aviation connectors so it sort of makes sense that CB's would use them.

I guess I need to remove it and add an XLR so I can actually try out this panel. I couldn't find any 4 pin GX20 to XLR adapters.
I made cables that have a 4 pin XLR on the other end for connection to my RS power supply. The GX20 or whatever it's called has the significant advantage of being much smaller inside the boat. Check your clearances before you get too crazy.

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by the bad producer » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:59 pm

I always called it a CLIFFCON, maybe that's just a 'me' thing?!

https://www.rapidonline.com/cliff-elect ... le-50-3230

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by GrantB » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:08 pm

the bad producer wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:59 pm
I always called it a CLIFFCON, maybe that's just a 'me' thing?!

https://www.rapidonline.com/cliff-elect ... le-50-3230
That's another one I stumbled across. It only seems to apply to Cliff branded parts. Is that where it came from?

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by the bad producer » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:26 pm

I don't know, it was BugBrand Tom (I think?!) who put me on to them a long while ago...

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by architexture » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:27 pm

It's a 4 pin XLR. Don't ask my why XLR is made with many different pin numbers, but Yeah a quick search for 4 PIN XLR will return results for the appropriate cable. Serge format PSU's use these as well

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by deltaphoenix » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:10 pm

It’s not an XLR, I use that with my other panels.

I will check the room in side the boat (thanks Grant) and decide whether to convert the power input of the boat to XLR or make an adapter cable.

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by sparood » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:27 pm

/yep I am wrong.
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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by Flounderguts » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:43 pm

4 pin DIN has a trapezoidal pin layout. Mini-DIN has a square layout, but does not have a threaded connection.

This looks like an Amphenol MS type connector, maybe 97 series? I'm not sure about the placement of the key bump, though...

You should be able to match it up if you do a search for "4 pin barrel connector threaded."

Or....alligator clips?
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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by KSS » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:07 am

Pictures taking forever to load. Wish this forum re-sized them like Electro-music.

From text, expect you are all talking about "Multi-Pin Mobile" connectors.

https://minute-man.com/ is a Philmore supplier in grass Valley,CA USA with good prices and two quality levels of multipin mobile.
Chinese and Japanese. Both work, but there *is* a difference between the two levels.
Website's kinda wonky, but the company is good.
Choose go to products, then type in multi-pin mobile. Click on one of the few results shown to see their fuller range.

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by dksynth » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:23 am

I'm almost 100% certain this is one I built.

If you need any help with modifying cabling or anything like that just let me know, happy to give you an adapter for whatever your home power is!

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by dksynth » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:59 pm

confirmed with deltapheonix that it is one of my builds, so I'll post the info here in case it helps anyone.

I used these connectors on some of my original DIY panels when I first started out and occasionally lately when the customer requested them for the lower profile plugs.

Pinout is:

pin 1 - (+12v)
pin 2 - (GND)
pin3 - (-12V)
pin 4 - (GND)

but PLEASE check before assuming that is correct .... other folks use these too and may not use the same pinout!

they are available here in straight, chassis and right-angle forms:
A1 PARTS MIC CONNECTORS (scroll to the bottom section)

If anyone needs adapters for these or more info drop me a line!

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by KSS » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:22 pm

dksynth wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:59 pm
they are available here in straight, chassis and right-angle forms:
A1 PARTS MIC CONNECTORS (scroll to the bottom section)
Yes, those are Multi-pin Mobile Connectors.

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Re: What type of power connector on my THC TKB?

Post by deltaphoenix » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:15 pm

DK is top notch!

He made me an adapter and shipped it out pronto, all out of the goodness of his heart.

There are some great people here and I am glad we still have our sense of community.

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