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Plug on Weller WTCP 50 soldering station?

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by midsomerdave, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. midsomerdave

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    Hi everyone,
    Just need a little advice here. I have a Weller WTCP 50 station and I've broken the plug on the iron. It's not the usual 'Bulgin' type but a 3 pin bayonet twist (not screw) fitting. Does anyone know what this type of plug is called so I can search for one? I've enclosed a couple of shots of the socket that the plugs fit into.
    Thanks,
    Dave.
     

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  2. OLIVE2222

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  3. midsomerdave

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    Thanks Oliver, but I was thinking if I've got to solder/crimp one end it might as well be the other one! I'm hoping it will be cheaper lol.
    Cheers,
    Dave.
     
  4. midsomerdave

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    Ha! You're a diamond! Thanks Oliver.....I tried for ages to find one of those.
    Your time is much appreciated.
    Regards,
    Dave.
     
  5. midsomerdave

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    Sorry!....Olivier!!!!
     
  6. OLIVE2222

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    Glad to help Dave !!
     
  7. midsomerdave

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    By the way, I've been researching this all evening....and it turns out it's just a locking 3 pin DIN plug I need!
    Thanks for your help though....you set me on the trail.
    Dave.
     
  8. OLIVE2222

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    Hum, not sure they are locking DIN. They call it Amphenol on the rapidonline site, to be tested so!

    Olivier
     
  9. midsomerdave

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    Yeah, I saw that and assumed it was a trade name. Blooming confusing all this!
    Anyway, what I tried last night was a 3 pin DIN but non locking. It fits and works and doesn't get warm or anything silly, so I think it's just a case of getting the correct locking mechanism. I'll let you know what happens when (if!) I get it sorted out. Thanks again for your help Olivier.
     
  10. taka8604

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  11. midsomerdave

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    Hi taka,
    Farnell, CPC and RS all do that connector. Look under 'locking DIN' if you want something reasonable....or the replacement is made by Amphenol but madly expensive!.Come back to me if you're still unsure.
     
  12. midsomerdave

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    Ah, I see the problem.....they haven't got the 7 pin.
    By the way....are you looking for the plug....or socket?
     
  13. taka8604

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    Dear midsomerdave;

    If i want to original plug how much expensive? and where can i find it?

    What's the other way to do that?

    Thank you.
     
  14. midsomerdave

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  15. taka8604

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    Dear midsomerdave.

    Thank you for your reply but I need 7-pin plug-in connector which is on the soldering station. (Female)

    Thank you.
     
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