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Outboard motor - old plug socket - supplier?

Discussion in 'Boat Electronics' started by Paul, Oct 6, 2009.

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  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Friend has a 40 hp 2 stroke outboard motor , not sure of the make.
    Power connector plug is damaged, need replacing, where can he get?
    It must be ancient, its marked GEC!
    Its round and has a similar look to a car trailer fitting, a plug with 6
    female receptacle , pins fitted on motor connector.

    Pins laid out in a circle with 2 large and 4 small, in the arrangement
    small,small,small,large, small, large.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. GregS

    GregS Guest

    Photo might help.
    GEC connector seems something else today.
    Contact specific motor supply ?

    Possibly use a trailer connector to replace adding a separate high current starting contacts or just hardwire.

    greg
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Guest

  4. matt_colie

    matt_colie Guest

    Paul,
    If I am correct, your friend is second on line - for the last one (in
    short SOL).
    GEC was Gale Engine Company, a part of OMC until the the late 60's
    (IIRC). Gale engine and Gale products sold things that were try-outs
    for Johnson, Evenrude, Lawnboy, Ryan, Pioneer and Cushman. They abandon
    that plug and did not advance it to the primary marine products because
    it didn't work. They stayed two cables that went on wing nut
    terminals for starting power and a ganged connector for the the rest of
    the hookup. That is what we used to change them to when the plug went
    bad.

    Good Luck There.

    Matt Colie
     
  5. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Hi Matt,

    In this case the GEC is short for General Electric Company - an ancient
    british manufacturer of electrical switchgear:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Electric_Company_plc
     
  6. matt_colie

    matt_colie Guest

    Paul,

    If it is the script GEC of the later GEC/Plessey, I suspect you are
    still out of luck.

    The connector does look like the Gale connector of the 60's.

    In any case, Good Luck

    Matt
     
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