ECON CABLE


Power supply cable components are hard to find and can be costly.  We've tried to come up with a better solution of reducing the cost of constructing a cable to replace a missing or intermittent cable.  The ECON CABLE is our answer to an economical solution to this task.

We offer several different alternatives, and prices.  For the female end what we have is a used 11-pin connector which has been removed from equipment and still has some wires soldered to the lugs, which will have to be unsoldered and removed.  These have the same 11-pin arrangement as the new connectors but the base has a somewhat different shape.  For the "shell" around this connector, we offer two different enclosures.  One uses a short piece of heavy duty heat shrink tubing with a thermal setting adhesive on the inside.  We sell this in a 2" piece but you may prefer to shorten it before you apply heat with a heat gun (some hair dryers might be hot enough for this).  This forms an almost rigid "shell" around the connector and seems similar to a finished molded connector.  No more loose shells or poor fitting shells.  However, remember that this adhesive tubing is more or less a permanent fix so make sure you get it right the first time.  

The other alternative for a "shell" on the used female connector is simply a 1" CPVC cap from the plumbing department of your local Lowes or Home Depot.  Be sure to use proper cement.  I've even made these and painted them black for good looks.  Of course you'll have to drill a hole in the cap for the cable.  

For the male connectors, I have two alternatives.  One is a new 11-pin case designed for a relay.  The contacts have never been soldered and no relay is enclosed.  Four screws hold the connector portion to the shell portion.  You'll have to drill a hole for the cable.  Many people drill the hole in the side instead of the top as that often works better angling the cable in the right direction.   The other alternative is to start with a used relay with the 11-pin base.  We stock several different kinds of these depending on what we find.  All will have some kind of relay inside.  You'll have to unsolder the relay leads and remove the relay.  Some have a hole already to hold the relay but some will require drilling a hole for the cable.  Some of these are better than others and the plastic shells may have some cracks or blemishes, but they are the least expensive of the alternatives.  

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