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Old 29th January 2007, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default What is this connector called?

I wonder what the PSU connector on the older Soundcraft mixing desks are called. Here is an eBay auction for a power supply:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Soundcraft-CPS-1...QQcmdZViewItem

The connector has two rows of pins, one with 3 the other with 2 pins. There is also a locking ring. I'm going to build a new power supply, a replacement from soundrcaft costs 600$ or something and it's not even complicated... (LM338 regulators )
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Old 30th January 2007, 05:08 AM   #2
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can't be absolutely sure without my huge Newark catalog, but my first thought is either Switchcraft or Amphenol
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Old 30th January 2007, 05:15 AM   #3
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Looks like a locking 5 pin XLR plug to me
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Old 31st January 2007, 09:06 AM   #4
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Hi,
it looks like a 180 degree 4pin with an extra 5th pin in the centre.

That is different from a 180 degree 5pin.

It's the 5th centre pin that makes it unusual.

Difficult to tell the size of the connector but is may be XLR or if smaller could it be DIN?
But, again I have not seen a 180 4pin with 5th centre in DIN sockets.

Cut it off and fit a 5way XLR at both ends.
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Old 31st January 2007, 03:02 PM   #5
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It kind of looks like the military MS 3116F series connector
but I think it's a Japanese JRC connector same series
used in the older Video cables.

Steve @ Apex Jr.
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Old 31st January 2007, 03:30 PM   #6
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Amphenol 6-pin with PE

only 4 pins + PE used

http://rswww.com/cgi-bin/bv/rswww/se...0&cacheID=ukie
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Old 7th February 2007, 04:50 PM   #7
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The connector is Hirose I think, there is a HRS logo in the plug on the mixer.

http://www.hirose-connectors.com/con...=ALL&Shell=ALL

But which one is it?

edit: Think I found it: 5 pin JR series (JIS C 5432 standard connector)

But where do I get it? Maybe 5 pin xlrs are the best solution, but then you won't be able to use the original power supply
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Old 7th February 2007, 05:24 PM   #8
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Found it... JR13PK-5S

RS has it, but I don't have a business so I can't buy from them
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Old 7th February 2007, 05:47 PM   #9
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" ... The connector has two rows of pins, one with 3 the other with 2 pins. There is also a locking ring. ..."
" ... I'm going to build a new power supply, a replacement from soundrcaft costs 600$ or something and it's not even complicated... (LM338 regulators ) ..."

Good show. As long as you are building a new PS, you should replace this very "non-standard" connector with something better and more easily obtainable. (If you absolutely have to keep this connector, just find a 5-pin "DIN" type that fits the pins (and holes on the reciptical) and not necessarily the locking ring, etc.)
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Old 7th February 2007, 06:08 PM   #10
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That took some searching.
but back to previous advice
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Cut it off and fit a 5way XLR at both ends
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