In Reply to: HeathKit Octal Plug........ posted by DuaneBusa@hotmail.com on July 15, 2012 at 06:05:03:
Triode Electronics used to carry the plugs, too. To be safer you need the kind with a metal back that encloses the plug. In the world of heathkit, you make the connector yourself, it doesn't come with a cord attached, you have to make it. I'd use modern wire like Kimber teflon covered. I find that the pins on these can take a fair amount of heat before solder will flow, so I use an old-style soldering "gun" on them (also handy for making heavy ground connections, etc.) Basically, you strip off some insulation, shove it into the back of the hollow pin, put some solder in the front of the pin and heat it up until solder flows and internally connects the wire to the pin. Probably don't need to mention it, but be very careful that these kinds of connectors are completely seated before you turn things on, they'll be carrying a lot of B+ when live!
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