Carl Heideman
Carl Heideman
6/26/23 9:27 p.m.

One of the connectors that attaches to my Intercomp scales has a broken wire/pin. The last time this happened, I had to replace the whole cable, which is about $85-100 shipping, depending on where they come from. I'm hoping I can just de-pin the connector, get some pins, repin the wires, and put the pins back in. Does anyone know what kind of connectors these are or where to get pins?


Thanks!

RacingComputers
RacingComputers GRM+ Memberand Reader
6/26/23 10:04 p.m.

Couple of Options

 

 

Tim Weiss   Lakeside Race Parts   Mooresville NC   He might  have a used cable

 

Brown and Miller   Charlotte NC   They have a full line of Mil Spec Connectors (of which your's is one)

 

Good Luck

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
6/26/23 10:04 p.m.

That looks like an Amphenol MS Series connector.  Digikey or Mouser should have the terminals.

Carl Heideman
Carl Heideman
12/16/23 9:41 p.m.

Okay, I resolved this, so I thought I'd bring it back up with the answer.

It turns out that the connectors are MS3106A14S-6P and we found replacements here for $9:

https://www.metabee.com/threaded-ms3106a14s-6p-6pin-male-straight-plug-solder-cup-id20220400357.html?network=g&campaignid=20726134532&adgroupid=152373164822&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAiApuCrBhAuEiwA8VJ6Jq-9Ovx1MGpdzEwaT-UaIBefcDep2ef4LUf_zBAvDp1q3-s1Dwe2ahoC44EQAvD_BwE

I cut the wires from the old connector. I was a little sloppy with the wire lengths, but I got it done. They are solder only connectors. I was thinking they were crimp  pins.

I reused the strain relief from the old connector.

Whoever used my scales last didn't put the AC adapter back, and it turns out the battery has to be replaced sometimes. I had a little cleanup on the terminals before the new battery would power the scales up.

It took about 30 minutes to make the repairs.

Then I figured out that the original connectors were solder only as well, so I could have just desoldered everything, cut/stripped the wires to the right lengths, and solder it all back together. So now I have a spare connector.

I hope this helps someone else.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/16/23 10:49 p.m.

Thanks for following up. I didn't see this the first time, but I definitely recognize those connectors from our scales. I'll keep that part number in my back pocket. 

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