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Old 5th Apr 2021, 10:51 am   #1
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Default R210 12 way connector.

I just realised I had not checked for a wanted part on here with the group, so in case someone can help and has a surplus connector they would not mind passing on.

It would be a 12 way female connector with a course thread nut to fit the chassis connector pictured below. I have been informed a black insert type can be rotated if required?

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Old 6th Apr 2021, 1:44 pm   #2
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Default Re: R210 12 way connector

I have several male and female chassis versions but only a couple of cable male plugs, however if you know of a way to swap over the inserts I could supply a male plug and female chassis socket.
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Old 6th Apr 2021, 1:51 pm   #3
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Hello Dave I do not know if it is possible, but I would give it a try if you think they are the correct orientation pins/ways etc. If you want to let me know how much for the parts and postage.

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Old 6th Apr 2021, 3:17 pm   #4
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Yes, the black insert one can be rotated, as I (finally) found out! These plugs do arrive in various keyed positions. You have to remove the tiny interior circlip/ring from the rear.
And I think I was able to swap inserts from plugs to sockets.
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Online, I found a very informative pdf. I will see if I can find the link when on main pc. I'm sure I saved it. However, it was for the Mk4 connectors, shiny aluminium body.
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Old 6th Apr 2021, 9:50 pm   #6
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Hi , Adrian .
Couldn't believe it when I chanced upon your post just now . For the last 3 days I've been digging-out my (rather heavy !) box of Plessey Connectors -- Mk4 Alum. / Mk4 Brass. / Mk7 . --- with the aim of making space by offering most of it to members in the not too distant future . This very evening I've made a list of my small number of (wait for it!) Mk7 and Mk4(Brass) 12-way plugs and sockets ! Sadly all the Mk7s are plugs (and there would, of course, be the "odds" of finding a socket with the correct polarisation -- not adjustable).
However , if you are really stuck , I can build-up a Mk4 Brass Free Socket for you , with either a straight or 90 degree entry . I have had my own set of the correct tools for many years , so not a problem at this end , but I must point out that these connectors are "used" in that they were cropped-off with a short piece of cable attached , (not opened-up) , many years ago at the end of some commissioning trials.

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Old 6th Apr 2021, 10:23 pm   #7
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Just a thought , Can you confirm that the topmost pin in your photo (close to the black triangle) is pin K ?

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Old 7th Apr 2021, 12:04 am   #8
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Default Re: R210 12 way connector.

Sorry for the delay in getting back. my PC has just finished an upgrade to the latest Ubuntu.

I can confirm that the top pin is 'K' and if you could make up a free socket I would be a happy bunny, (If that was possible). The fact that these are used is of no concern to me providing I can get to resolder some new wires on somewhere I will be fine, a 90 degree would probably be better as it would stick up less and if I am correct go out on the left side. My only other option was to buy a complete cable from somewhere and ten cut it up.

Please let me know what you would want for this service.

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Looks like Laurie has it sorted but if still needed, I have put aside 2 male cable plugs and 2 female chassis sockets. The males are both black insulation and the sockets are one black and one green/black. Likewise they are all used with bits of wire still attached and will also need cleaning.
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Old 7th Apr 2021, 10:52 am   #10
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Dave send me a PM with costs for them and postage, I will still take them as it could well give me options to build add on bits for the R210. I am enjoying Wefax reception and would like to add other old modes of reception.

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Is there any chance of parts for a 12-way free socket to suit the Receiver type R/75/WRDV/3550?
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Default Re: R210 12 way connector.

Having got Adrian's items ready for post, I had another look in my box of 11 way and up connectors. I currently have 8 more of both male and female chassis sockets as in the photo posted by Julian, so a grand total of 16 used chassis connectors. Sorry no more cable mount varieties at present. If they are help to anyone else send me a PM.
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Yes, the black insert one can be rotated, as I (finally) found out! These plugs do arrive in various keyed positions. You have to remove the tiny interior circlip/ring from the rear.
And I think I was able to swap inserts from plugs to sockets.
Good hunting,
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'Tis so, at least for the aluminium Mk.4 series- I was able to transfer a 12-way socket insert from panel socket to line plug shell for power input to a Pye CAT receiver as mentioned by Julesomega.
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Yes, the black insert one can be rotated, as I (finally) found out! These plugs do arrive in various keyed positions. You have to remove the tiny interior circlip/ring from the rear.
And I think I was able to swap inserts from plugs to sockets.
Good hunting,
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'Tis so, at least for the aluminium Mk.4 series- I was able to transfer a 12-way socket insert from panel socket to line plug shell for power input to a Pye CAT receiver as mentioned by Julesomega.
Also true of the Mk4 Brass series -- as I've just done for Adrian. But note that the part black / part green inserts (these are in Mk7s not Mk4s) are not removable , (at least , not intended to be !) and there's no provision for setting the orientation anyway.
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Is there any chance of parts for a 12-way free socket to suit the Receiver type R/75/WRDV/3550?
From your photo it looks like the Mk4 Aluminium type . Can you have a peer inside it (not easy to see contact letters and orientation numbers -- I have to use a lens and good light !) -- and tell me the no. of its orientation ? you'll be looking to spot a (hopefully!) shiny metal tab down one of the slots around the periphery of the black insert.

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Default Re: R210 12 way connector.

Sounds promising, Laurie! I'll open it up in the daylight tomorrow and see what I can find. I also have a few of this series of connectors which I shall seek out and offer on the forum
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I don't know about a shiny metal strip, but there's a bit of rusty steel as shown. You can probably make out a few letters by the pins
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 11:27 pm   #18
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Hi , Julian . Just been looking at your latest photo , and I'm pretty sure that your chassis-mounted plug has the insert at orientation 3 .
One other point (just to be doubly sure !) -- I assume that the plug has an aluminium body , with a fine thread ? I can build-up a free skt. for you but the only cable-entry bits I have left are (1) a fairly wide-bore right-angle one,or (2) a long straight one . Let me know what you prefer .

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That would be wonderful, Laurie, and my preference would be for the right-angle outlet. The thread on the socket is about 1.2mm pitch with a major dia about 24.5mm
I will email you to arrange
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Good morning Julian , I'll put it together with the 90 degree elbow but leave the clamping ring easy to undo . Everyone please note :- I'd stayed-up too late last night ,. -- and stated that the insert orientation was 3 . Wrong! It is 6 . Only realised this a few minutes ago when I looked again at the 1st. photo which clearly shows the relationship between the insert position and the flat on the external thread on the body .
The point being that the orientation tag on the inside of the body is adjacent to that flat --- and directly opposite the single polarising slot on the inside of the body. If only I'd remembered this earlier ! Sorry folks.

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