Help! PowerTap computer mount contacts?? What are they called and what electronics stores sell them?



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Lkh

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The contacts on my PowerTap handlebar mounting cradle are damaged (tried to unfold them a little
more to make better contact, but one was brittle and broke).

Does anyone know what these kind of contacts are called? They're crimp connectors, but they are kind
of rolled-up into a springy contact. My local electronics store doesn't know where I might get
replacement ones.

Does anyone know the name/make of them, or have any ideas what I could use instead?

Thanks in advance!
 
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A Muzi

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"lkh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> The contacts on my PowerTap handlebar mounting cradle are damaged (tried
to
> unfold them a little more to make better contact, but one was brittle and broke).
>
> Does anyone know what these kind of contacts are called? They're crimp connectors, but they are
> kind of rolled-up into a springy contact. My
local
> electronics store doesn't know where I might get replacement ones.
>
> Does anyone know the name/make of them, or have any ideas what I could use instead?

Have you contacted Saris/Graber? They're usually quite helpful.

www.graberproducts.com

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Lkh

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Yes, unfortunately Graber just told me to buy a new receiver/mount kit and didn't answer my question
about where i could buy new contacts to fix it myself. :-(

"A Muzi" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> "lkh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> > The contacts on my PowerTap handlebar mounting cradle are damaged (tried
> to
> > unfold them a little more to make better contact, but one was brittle
and
> > broke).
> >
> > Does anyone know what these kind of contacts are called? They're crimp connectors, but they are
> > kind of rolled-up into a springy contact. My
> local
> > electronics store doesn't know where I might get replacement ones.
> >
> > Does anyone know the name/make of them, or have any ideas what I could
use
> > instead?
>
> Have you contacted Saris/Graber? They're usually quite helpful.
>
> www.graberproducts.com
>
> --
> Andrew Muzi http://www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1 April 1971
 
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Dlw

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The actual contacts are Molex # 08-55-0110. You can get similar one from Digi-Key # WM2312-ND. You
will need to get the crimp tool also unless you are real handy. Good Luck

"lkh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Yes, unfortunately Graber just told me to buy a new receiver/mount kit and didn't answer my
> question about where i could buy new contacts to fix it myself. :-(
>
>
> "A Muzi" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> > "lkh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]...
> > > The contacts on my PowerTap handlebar mounting cradle are damaged
(tried
> > to
> > > unfold them a little more to make better contact, but one was brittle
> and
> > > broke).
> > >
> > > Does anyone know what these kind of contacts are called? They're crimp connectors, but they
> > > are kind of rolled-up into a springy contact. My
> > local
> > > electronics store doesn't know where I might get replacement ones.
> > >
> > > Does anyone know the name/make of them, or have any ideas what I could
> use
> > > instead?
> >
> > Have you contacted Saris/Graber? They're usually quite helpful.
> >
> > www.graberproducts.com
> >
> > --
> > Andrew Muzi http://www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1 April 1971
> >
>
 
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Peter Vesel

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I found them in a real electronic repair store as opposed to a "Tandy" or "**** Smith" (Australian)
shop. The crimp tool is not necessary. Just be careful using long nosed pliers. The most important
thing is to strip back the cable the correct length. Mine has worked fine now for 12 months after
replacing the contacts.

Peter

"DLW" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> The actual contacts are Molex # 08-55-0110. You can get similar one from Digi-Key # WM2312-ND. You
> will need to get the crimp tool also unless you are real handy. Good Luck
>
> "lkh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:%[email protected]...
> > Yes, unfortunately Graber just told me to buy a new receiver/mount kit
and
> > didn't answer my question about where i could buy new contacts to fix it myself. :-(
> >
> >
> > "A Muzi" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> > > "lkh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > > news:[email protected]...
> > > > The contacts on my PowerTap handlebar mounting cradle are damaged
> (tried
> > > to
> > > > unfold them a little more to make better contact, but one was
brittle
> > and
> > > > broke).
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone know what these kind of contacts are called? They're
crimp
> > > > connectors, but they are kind of rolled-up into a springy contact.
My
> > > local
> > > > electronics store doesn't know where I might get replacement ones.
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone know the name/make of them, or have any ideas what I
could
> > use
> > > > instead?
> > >
> > > Have you contacted Saris/Graber? They're usually quite helpful.
> > >
> > > www.graberproducts.com
> > >
> > > --
> > > Andrew Muzi http://www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1 April 1971
> > >
> > >
> >
>
 
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Peter Vesel

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If you really cant find the contacts send me your address and I'll post them to you from Australia.
The contacts are easy to replace. Just strip the wire the correct length, crimp the contacts (pliars
will do) and push into place. I think I paid $A2 for about 20 contacts

Peter

"Jon Isaacs" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> >
> >Yes, unfortunately Graber just told me to buy a new receiver/mount kit
and
> >didn't answer my question about where i could buy new contacts to fix it myself. :-(
>
> Usually fixing contacts is a bit of a job, first removing them with
whatever
> trick is required and then finding the right part and finally reinstalling
the
> thing so it actually works. While the contacts themselves are not potted, nearby the harness is
> potted into the mount, looks like it would be tricky without the right tool. With repairs at this
> level you are probably on
your
> own.
>
>
>
> Given the fact that your "receiver" is giving you problems, (you felt the
need
> to try to improve the connection is a sign of some problem) it might be
time to
> get a new one anyway. I think they are about $50 but you might get one
for
> cost ($35) if you talk good.
>
> jon isaacs
 
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