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Old 12-20-2013, 12:42 PM
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Does anyone know what the terminals are that Vertical Power uses? I have the VP-X Pro and I'm talking about the connectors that go in the the J-8, J-10, and J-12 connectors. Are they available anywhere other than Vertical Power?

In order to connect my GRT EFIS system, I need to connect a few wires into the VP-X system. I've got the VP-X wiring harness and there are plenty of extra leads of the right AWG with terminals and I could splice them to the ends of the GRT wiring but I'd like avoid the splice if I can. I figure ACS would be able to help me out but alas, I struck out today.
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:55 PM
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Haven't ordered them but I think they're in this family of products:

http://www.molex.com/molex/products/...led_connectors
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:10 PM
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Larry's got it ... I sourced extra terminals from Mouser; here's the link to the catalog page; bottom left side of the page; they run about 25c/ea.

http://www.mouser.com/catalog/catalogusd/646/1708.pdf

But note that these terminals require their own crimper, which isn't cheap ($300+)...
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:27 PM
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Larry's got it ... I sourced extra terminals from Mouser; here's the link to the catalog page; bottom left side of the page; they run about 25c/ea.

http://www.mouser.com/catalog/catalogusd/646/1708.pdf

But note that these terminals require their own crimper, which isn't cheap ($300+)...

There is a less expensive crimper available. The $300 is a production quality crimper. I believe the other one is about half the price. I would drop Marc an email to get the details. I needed a part the other day and he forwarded me a link on Mouser.

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Old 12-20-2013, 05:15 PM
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Thanks guys. I appreciate knowing my options but if I can't crimp the terminals without spending $150 I'll splice. I will look and see what crimping options I have with the crimping tools I own before moving forward.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:44 PM
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I used these crimpers with the orange handles toward the middle. Not the red handles on the right. They were about $30 but I can't for the life of me remember where I got them....



They are ratcheting style with the correct dies for these power terminals. I am sure the $300 production model does a better job but this one does a good enough job.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:56 PM
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Ok, I broke the rules. Mark told me to use his crimper, but I am a rebel at heart.

I used something like this one that Stein sells.

Truth be told, I have not powered it up yet. I do however, expect the terminations to work fine.

http://www.steinair.com/storedetail.cfm?productid=292

My two...

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Old 12-22-2013, 09:47 PM
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If you do get the terminals elsewhere, make sure to get the gold-plated ones and not the tin plated. All the pins on the VP-X are gold plated. The gold plated ones are harder to find, and we have to buy them in bulk.

We do rent the crimper for $10/month or you can buy another model for $75. These crimpers are made specifically for this series of connectors.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:16 AM
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If you do get the terminals elsewhere, make sure to get the gold-plated ones and not the tin plated. All the pins on the VP-X are gold plated. The gold plated ones are harder to find, and we have to buy them in bulk.

We do rent the crimper for $10/month or you can buy another model for $75. These crimpers are made specifically for this series of connectors.
Marc, Thanks for the reply. Odds are I'll get the pins from you and rent the crimper, too. I'd have called except with the sale of VP you're closed all month. In related matters, I've been pleased over-all with the ease of wiring the plane using the VP-X Pro. I've got a question or three that I still need to either figure out but the speed and ease of the process has really surprised me.
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Marc,
I prefer to own my tools. What's the $75 model crimper you mentioned.
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Tom H.


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If you do get the terminals elsewhere, make sure to get the gold-plated ones and not the tin plated. All the pins on the VP-X are gold plated. The gold plated ones are harder to find, and we have to buy them in bulk.

We do rent the crimper for $10/month or you can buy another model for $75. These crimpers are made specifically for this series of connectors.
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