[time-nuts] Question for Fluke 732A owners
csteinmetz at yandex.com
Wed Feb 26 16:06:26 EST 2014
Fluke used two different connector schemes for the DC input on 732A
battery packs. The oldest units have a pair of banana jacks, and
later units use a 3-pin connector made by Hypertronics. My question
concerns only the latter (732A battery packs with the Hypertronics connectors).
The Hypertronics contacts are interchangeable between the panel mount
connector body and the plug body. It is customary to build the panel
mount connectors with female contacts, and the plugs with male
contacts. However, it appears that Fluke may have made at least some
732A battery packs with male contacts in the panel mount connectors.
I'd be interested to know what is out there in the field. If you
have a 732A battery module with the Hypertronics 3-pin connector,
could you please look at the connector and let me know if the
contacts are male or female?
Just to be painfully clear, I'm referring to the gold-plated metal
contacts only, not to the black plastic parts of the connector. The
gold-plated metal contacts can be male (i.e., the metal part you can
see is a solid pin) or female (i.e., the metal part you can see is a
hole that will accept a pin).
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