Power cord Kenwood (TS-440/S)

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KG5LFP, Aug 19, 2021.

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  1. KG5LFP

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    I have acquired a Kenwood TS-440/S. But it is the radio only, and nothing else. I have purchased a power cable but I believe it is for Kenwood or Icom. Because of that, it came with two different "Molex" ends. I (easily) figured out which "Molex" end to use but now I need to know the wire terminal positions. Can anyone help?
    I have included a picture.

    Second, because of the terminal design, I am guessing there is a tool required to remove the terminals. What is that tool called? I want to add it to my tool box for future needs.

    Thank you,


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  2. KA2BLG

    KA2BLG Ham Member QRZ Page

    It’s called a pin extractor tool.

    I’m not near my radio or I’d go look at the pin-out configuration.
  3. KG5LFP

    KG5LFP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Of course it is! LOL
    You have been a big help already!
  4. N1IPU

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  5. KG5LFP

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  6. N1IPU

    N1IPU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looking at the plug Facing you with the clip at top. two center pins ground , two pins on the left power. The are no pins on the right. That is the part that connects to the radio
    You will see looking at the radio no pins on one side. That should coincide with your plug. You can mark it and remember center ground.
  7. W9KEY

    W9KEY XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    That's correct - and you can also search for "terminal removal tool".
    Looking on Ebay, you will find about 1500 offers for sale.
    Of course, there are many different pin diameters and styles - thus many different pin removal tools.
    If you're lucky and have a nice assortment of small hobby style brass / aluminum tubing - you may already have something that will work.

    If your radio has a multi-pin connector (4 or 6 pins) - be advised they may have TWO reds (+) and TWO blacks (-) used in parallel to increase (double) the current carrying capacity. Someone with that radio will be able to help. Or I suppose you could remove the cover and try to see how the inside of the connector is wired.

    Although you should already have the proper connector housing and pins - HRO sells a variety of individual parts and completed cables from Powerwerx for a variety of radios. Go here and search for "Powerwerx": https://www.hamradio.com/search.cfm
  8. KG5LFP

    KG5LFP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you!!!
  9. KG5LFP

    KG5LFP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you for the details!!! I appreciate all the help.
  10. K6CPO

    K6CPO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I recently bought a pin extractor tool kit. It came as three zip lock bags in a little zipper case. It has over 70 different tools in it and ABSOLUTELY NO INSTRUCTIONS! Thank you, Amazon...

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