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Identifying Tab & Receptacle Housings (Tyco?)

Discussion in 'Datasheets, Manuals and Component Identification' started by jstluise, Aug 14, 2012.

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  1. jstluise


    Aug 14, 2012
    Hello all,

    I am doing some electrical rewiring on a motorcycle and all of the connectors are the tab and receptacle type, with various number of positions per housing (3P, 4P, 6P, etc). I am in need of some of the tab and receptacle crimps (which are held by the housings), as well as some of the housings themselves.

    The closest I found are TE Connectivity's FASTIN-FASTON Quick Disconnects. They seem to have the right sizes tabs/receptacle and correct spacing, but the housings are not quite right. Mine have locking features and the FASTIN do not.

    Here are some pictures I took of some of the plugs. I will take some more, as I did not think it would be this difficult to find.


    There are to different sized tabs, with 1/4" wide being the largest. The smaller ones just seem to be a mini version.

    I thought these were called "Tyco" plugs, but I haven't had any luck searching.

    Any information would be great!

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  2. CocaCola


    Apr 7, 2012
  3. shrtrnd


    Jan 15, 2010
    If it's a Molex or Tyco connector, it will have a very small series number imprinted on it
    somewhere. You'll need a magnifying glass and a little patience, but those brands
    put their series numbers on each connector.
    They never list the complete part number, but if you know the series, you have a good
    start in identifying the exact part you need.
    I'd give that serious consideration first, just in case the connector is marked.
    Autop/motorcycle connectors experience considerable vibration in use, and a tight
    fit will prevent problems in the future, once you have the connectors mated.
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