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From: email@example.com (Gregory L. Hansen)
Subject: Re: Camera Flashes
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 14:36:36 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Indiana University, Bloomington
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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
John Muchow wrote:
>>>>But I need connectors. I need female bulkhead connectors for... for
>>>>whatever in the world connectors the cables use. It looks kind of like a
>>>>miniature coaxial antenna cable, the kind that just pushes on without a
>>>>thread or bayonet.
>If you're talking about standard "PC connectors", I tried buying a
>bunch of those a few years ago (for a device I was building for
>several photographers) and found it very hard to do. I ended up
>calling Nikon's service department and ordering a bunch...several
>I haven't seen them available retail so I suspect that they are custom
>ordered by each camera/flash manufacturer.
>If you have a camera repair shop near you, I'd ask them if they have
>any in stock (for any brand camera/flash). If not, they can probably
>order them for you. Or, call the service departments for a few
>manufacturers and see what they'll charge you.
I thought I might have to order them. But what are they called? If I
were to look in the Newark catalog, what would I search for?
>It was a HUGE pain soldering them though. Since my device was in a
>plastic box, I couldn't use the ground provided by the outside of the
>metal connector. I had to file off the "chrome" plating down to the
>copper inside and then solder it very carefully. The black plastic
>ring inside the connector (separating the central tube from the
>outside of the connector) melted very easily.
Well, I was warned against just teeing off on the cables and shorting them
together. I can't imagine what difference it would make, but I had
planned to electrically isolate the cables so each is shorted
>I hope you find them (please post where if you do). Good luck!
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