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Author Topic: Power cord connector for TS-130S  (Read 2087 times)
WB0UPD
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« on: March 13, 2013, 12:18:48 PM »

I ended up with a TS-130S and without the power cord. Figure since I am a electrician and a ham I should be able to make one. Is this Radio Shack 6 pin connector same as OEM?  Radio Shack Catalog #: 274-226 I think this is the male end, not sure until the radio gets here which side I need. OR a low cost source for one that works?? Thank You!!
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 02:12:12 PM »

In a word, NO. RS sells the molex connectors which are different. Go to http://www.powerwerx.com/oem-connectors/ and you can buy the right one or the entire cable.

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NO2A
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 12:58:49 PM »

It`s a six pin molex,the same Yaesu uses. If you do it yourself the pins are left (top and bottom) positive,the negative is the middle two(top and bottom). The right two pins are unused.
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NO2A
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 01:06:58 PM »

That is assuming the plastic snap that holds the connecter is on the top.(for pin orientation)
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W8JX
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 01:29:50 PM »

You can find complete cords on Ebay cheap to and as stated same as 6 pin Yaesu. Newer rigs like 480 and 590 are going to 4 pin plug which is also used by Icom.
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 10:08:43 PM »

<Rant on>

no, No, and NO!  It's not a 'Molex' connector.    It might look like a 'Molex' connector; it might quack like a 'Molex' connector; it might take pins like a 'Molex' connector, but it is definitely NOT a 'Molex' connector.  It might be called a 'Molex-like' connector, but it isn't a 'Molex' connector.

If called a 'Molex' connector, the myth is perpetuated that it is a 'Molex' connector, and another inexperienced ham goes looking for a 'Molex' connector that fits.  It won't.  Period.  Not even upside down. 

<Rant off>   Grin

It is possible, however, to fumble the 'Molex-like' Japanese connector into a reverse-polarity condition.  That's why there's usually a longish screw just below the female connector on the radio; it prevents the connector from being inverted and inserted with resultant fireworxen und fusenblowen.   Shocked

It's a common enough connector for earlier Kenwoods, Yaesus and Icoms.  In an unusual fit of uncommon commonality, Yaecomwood all wired them the same (or at least, close enough).  Caution is advised when using Kenwood PS-30 power supplies, as Kenwood ran 120 volts on the two 'unused' pins on the connector for remote switching.

As others have suggested, source from either Powerwerx or ebay.
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