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Sammyboy 12-02-10 03:09 PM

Suggested replacement connectors for Magicshine?
 
I've got a 1st gen Magicshine, and after a year and a half, the cables have given up near the connectors, from twisting to try to undo them. So, I plan to buy a couple of replacement connectors, and replace both those on the battery and light, and those on the charger (of course). Any suggestions for a reasonably priced, easy to wire connector that will be sufficiently waterproof, and ideally, require no twisting?

Plutonix 12-04-10 08:40 AM

Batteryspace sells a number of different types of connectors like 2 pin connectors and barrel connectors. They also have Trail Tech connectors which are very much like the original MS ones - so much so they will mate but not snap together. TTs are very good connectors and quite waterproof. I used these to replace the connections on an old Nighthawk and they held up very well - much better than the original ones.

DigiKey and Mouser also have a number of barrel type connectors, they might have something more robust like we would want for a light but I am not sure what it would be called in their catalog.

When the MS Y and extension cables showed up on DX, I bought several of each to cut up for the connections on various projects. 3 connectors for $3.98 is a bargain and easy to replace even if they aren't quite as nice as a Trail Tech.

HTH

yak 12-04-10 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Plutonix (Post 11884218)
Batteryspace sells a number of different types of connectors like 2 pin connectors and barrel connectors. They also have Trail Tech connectors which are very much like the original MS ones - so much so they will mate but not snap together. TTs are very good connectors and quite waterproof. I used these to replace the connections on an old Nighthawk and they held up very well - much better than the original ones.

DigiKey and Mouser also have a number of barrel type connectors, they might have something more robust like we would want for a light but I am not sure what it would be called in their catalog.

When the MS Y and extension cables showed up on DX, I bought several of each to cut up for the connections on various projects. 3 connectors for $3.98 is a bargain and easy to replace even if they aren't quite as nice as a Trail Tech.

HTH

Y cable for 6 bucks here


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