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    Default Gonset Communicator Jones plug needed

    I'm looking for a supplier of the female 12 pin Jones connector for my Gonset Communicator 1. If you could also help with the fused power plug they made back in the day, that would be a great bonus. TKS...

    Larry
    N1MIW

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    Larry -

    Jones plugs are made by Cinch (HQ in Lombard, IL)
    http://www.cinch.com/products/electr...-plugs-sockets

    Molex also makes these Jones plugs (their acquisition of Beau Interconnect)
    Part number # 14F2451

    There are numerous distributors and sources for these plugs, such as Mouser, Newark, DigiKey
    Some configurations are not in current production (special order), but I have found at hamlets, eBay and antique radio resellers.

    Mouser -- Cinch Jones plugs
    http://www.mouser.com/catalog/629/1101.pdf

    I think the 12-pin that Gonset used was same as the Drake AC-3 and AC-4 power supplies.
    http://www.wb4hfn.com/DRAKE/DrakeArt...chExchange.pdf

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    If you could also help with the fused power plug they made back in the day, that would be a great bonus.
    1940s and 1950s Fuse holder AC plugs (unpolarized, NEMA 1-15) are no longer recommended,
    a fuse holder can be placed inside the unit, as required.
    http://www.radiodaze.com/category/48.aspx

    AC Power Plugs
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets
    Last edited by W9GB; 04-28-2012 at 10:46 PM.
    Nullius in verba

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    MIW:

    You definitely do NOT want to use the fused plug on the Communicator I. It is very easy to install a fuse holder inside the unit and then use a 3-wire cord for AC power. MUCH safer! Using a 3-wire cord instead of a 2-wire cord is definitely one area in which safety triumphs originality.

    I use a 3-wire cord on my Communicator I which was salvaged from a basket case. Towards the end at

    http://k9sth.com/uploads/restored_equipment.pdf

    Glen, K9STH

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