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I need a source for new connectors....


By Sonora70

6 months ago



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#1 6 months ago

I'm wanting to put new connectors on my Game Plan Sharpshooter. I'm wanting to replace the mate n lock connectors between the backbox and the playfield. What I thought would be an easy find is not so much.. I considered just repining the connectors that are there but at mouser it would cost me nearly $50 to just repin. Any ideas of where to buy connectors that I could use to replace these at a cheaper rate? I assume molex would be the way to go? Thanks.

#2 6 months ago

I'll correct myself, the cost of repining the Mate N Lock connectors is $50 at Greatplains. They require that I order 100 pins for each size male and female.

#3 6 months ago

Did you check great plains electronics? Not sure on the gameplan connectors, but I buy most of my stuff there.

#4 6 months ago

Mouser or Digi-Key come to mind.

#5 6 months ago

Jameco?

#6 6 months ago
Quoted from Sonora70:

I'm wanting to replace the mate n lock connectors

Just the metal pins, or the plastic housings too?

#7 6 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Just the metal pins, or the plastic housings too?

I would just do the metal pins but for the mate n locks it's going to cost $50 at Great Plains Electronics. I was hoping to find them less expensive or replace the plastic housing and pins if that could be done at a lesser price.

#8 6 months ago

Theyre $12.50 per 100 for male and female, that's $25 -

#9 6 months ago

It's going to be expensive no matter where you go.
Mouser -- 100 pins = $16.40, 100 sockets = $17.30
Digikey -- 100 pins = $18.79, 100 sockets = $18.24
Jameco -- nothing comparable to these.
Great Plains -- 100 pins = $12.50, 100 sockets = $12.50
For plastic body housing - the Great Plains pricing for is typically less than Mouser.

$25 worth of housings?

#10 6 months ago
Quoted from G-P-E:

It's going to be expensive no matter where you go.
Mouser -- 100 pins = $16.40, 100 sockets = $17.30
Great Plains -- 100 pins = $12.50, 100 sockets = $12.50
For plastic body housing - the Great Plains pricing for is typically less than Mouser.
$25 worth of housings?

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/molex-llc/0002092611/WM2297CT-ND/2405806
these pins are
they are 6.99 for 100
the female equivalent is about the same price as long as you buy them as "cut-tape" packaging
I like buying them in bulk packaging though, hate cutting them off the roll.
only checked molex, TE might have something cheaper

unless we are talking about a completely different thing, from the prices it seems we might be

#11 6 months ago

But those are 0.093" Molex, not Tyco Mate-N-Lok. Tyco tends to be costlier (and usually a better quality).

You can go to the Molex MLX series for some of the Mate-N-Loks.
GPE pins = 02-08-2006 = 50 for $6, 02-08-1004 = 50 for $6.
These are loose, phosphor-bronze contacts and not the cheaper cut from strips, brass contacts.

But only a few of the Molex MLX are compatible with the Mate-N-Loks.

#12 6 months ago
Quoted from G-P-E:

But those are 0.093" Molex, not Tyco Mate-N-Lok. Tyco tends to be costlier (and usually a better quality).
You can go to the Molex MLX series for some of the Mate-N-Loks.
GPE pins = 02-08-2006 = 50 for $6, 02-08-1004 = 50 for $6.
These are loose, phosphor-bronze contacts and not the cheaper cut from strips, brass contacts.
But only a few of the Molex MLX are compatible with the Mate-N-Loks.

gottcha, learn something new everyday.

I bought a bunch of these a while ago,
https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity-AMP/60618-6?qs=sGAEpiMZZMuzXLcWrSfMr4ViKJhN08eLH03%252bn2MoSNI%3d
they look completely different.
they are part of the mat n lok series. matching this stuff can get a little confusing.

#13 6 months ago

Ouch! 100 for $168.00. Buying the gold plated ones are rather painful.

#14 6 months ago
Quoted from G-P-E:

It's going to be expensive no matter where you go.
Mouser -- 100 pins = $16.40, 100 sockets = $17.30
Digikey -- 100 pins = $18.79, 100 sockets = $18.24
Jameco -- nothing comparable to these.
Great Plains -- 100 pins = $12.50, 100 sockets = $12.50
For plastic body housing - the Great Plains pricing for is typically less than Mouser.
$25 worth of housings?

I read on another post that I actually need 2 different sizes? There are 2 different sizes of wire but not sure what size they are. Any idea if I could get buy with one size?

#15 6 months ago

Not a lot of info on Game plan machines. Can you post photos of the connectors you want to replace?

#16 6 months ago
Quoted from G-P-E:

Not a lot of info on Game plan machines. Can you post photos of the connectors you want to replace?

I used my wire strippers to "measure" the size of the wires this morning. I believe they were 14 and 16 ga wires therefore only requiring one size. Made my order with GPE this morning.....

#17 6 months ago

Don’t have a Gameplans handy but I sure don’t remember any 14 or 16 gauge wiring in them? What I remember are 18 and smaller.

#18 6 months ago
Quoted from G-P-E:

Ouch! 100 for $168.00. Buying the gold plated ones are rather painful.

ahhhh, maybe not the gold,
Sometimes I go big ballin on connectors, depending on my mood

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