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Author Topic: Power Input Connector for model base  (Read 124 times)

Offline whb64

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Power Input Connector for model base
« on: July 12, 2017, 02:30:25 pm »
Does anyone have a good company/source for DC input connectors for the base?  Big Easy has some but the shipping is pretty crazy- $16 for three plugs.  I'm looking around on the web but figured I'd check with everyone here to see what they use and where they get them from.  I may take some from some old electronics I have laying around.

What does everyone else use and where do you get them?

Offline Tiburon

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Re: Power Input Connector for model base
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 05:09:38 pm »
http://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/?viewfullsite=1

This guy has some good stuff. He sells 12v power supplies that come with a connector.
Phil

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Re: Power Input Connector for model base
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 05:29:17 pm »
I got these from a seller in China, and if you don't mind waiting a couple of weeks for the slow boat to arrive, it's a good deal. The power supply I got from HDA Modelworks fits these perfectly.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-5-x-2-1mm-10pcs-DC-Power-Supply-Jack-Socket-Female-Panel-Mount-Connector-CHI/311751738289?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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Offline Stephen

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Re: Power Input Connector for model base
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 10:59:47 pm »
HDAmodelworx has them and power supplies very cheap.

Offline AnythingSciFi

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Re: Power Input Connector for model base
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 04:19:59 pm »
I use these for most of my model displays. They are 9volt and 1amp and can power most normal lighting projects.
https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Arduino-Certified-100V-240V-Converter/dp/B0165HTDZ4/ref=sr_1_38?ie=UTF8&qid=1500584518&sr=8-38&keywords=9v%2Bpower%2Bsupply&th=1

As for connectors, the ones Dan suggested would work fine.
I use the M Connectors from Radio Shack. I usually order mine from ebay. But, if I am impatient (which is most of the time) I go to Radio Shack!

And yes, I still have a Radio Shack near me. Mine missed the swing of the ax!!

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