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Author Topic: How to connect a clamp type PL 259 to RG8/213  (Read 3534 times)
VK2AET
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« on: December 07, 2012, 05:01:40 PM »

Hi everyone,

I have bought some clamp style PL 259 connectors similar to these ones ( http://www.minikits.com.au/components/connectors/rf-connectors/uhf/UP03 ).

I am not sure of the correct way to connect them.  I have had a couple of goes but before I solder them if I pull them lightly they just drop off the end of the cable.  A search of the web does not seem to provide instructions for these type of plugs.

I was hoping someone could point me to so instructions for these type of plugs.

Thanks

Scott
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 05:45:45 PM »

Take a look at this:  http://www.srgclub.org/Connector-Install.html
And this:  http://www.amphenolrf.com/products/AssemblyInstructions/typen.pdf

I'm not familiar with clamp style PL-259's, but from the picture they resemble an N connector. At least on the outside. In the first link soldering the braid is recommended. Not sure I agree with that, but on a coax with a thin braid like Belden 913 or other foil / braid types it could give the clamp ring a little something extra to hang on to. A light tinning shouldn't hurt anything...
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 11:47:39 AM »

Thanks
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 01:39:51 PM »

in the crimp on ones you have to have the correct connector for the coax, perhaps the clamp ons  are the same.
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