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  • Smokeyone
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    can anyone identify these electrical sockets

    Hello
    I would appreciate it if perhaps a forum member might be able to help identify the type of sockets used in the attached photograph.
    The control unit came from a Merlin helicopter and I am trying to find the matching plugs - The lugs inside the sockets although of the same type are not set at the same angles - I thought they were almost a Plessey type but wondered if they might be a Boeing type as the switches inside the unit were made in California,
    Many thanks Click image for larger version

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  • windhover
    Rank 5 Registered User

    #2
    They look very much like standard Amphenol
    panel plugs .

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    • Smokeyone
      Rank 3 Registered User

      #3
      Thank you for the suggestion - I checked a few images on Google and they could be - but did not find any with the same sort of outside thread as mine - my thread is course with flat edges - but I'll keep looking -

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      • smirky
        Rank 5 Registered User

        #4
        I think they may be MIL-C-22992. They will be very costly, expecially with non-standard keyways which will probably be machined out of solid to order. (There is usually a default keyway for most people but the specials are an even smaller market.) If you are not going to fit it back into the Merlin then I would swallow your pride and hot wire it, or for a high class job, remove them and fit low cost commercial equaivalents in the same holes.

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        • Smokeyone
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          #5
          Thank you for the update - just checked the costings - 60 to 90 each and that was for a standard off the shelf plug - have you a suggestion for a more reasonably priced commercial equalivant

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          • smirky
            Rank 5 Registered User

            #6
            Suggestions (most costly first)
            1. Farnell have loads of "mil spec equivalent" connectors - you will need both halves
            2. You may be able to find some on ebay if you look long enough - make sure you get both halves. There were some cheap brand new ones fromthe Far East as well as surplus.
            3. Replace the back panel with a new made one and use D connectors - very low cost

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            • Smokeyone
              Rank 3 Registered User

              #7
              Thank you for all the suggestions - plenty of ideas - thanks again

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