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# 173812 7-Jun-2015 13:17
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Dear All,

I'm repairing the cable from my anenometer on my weather station (Davis Vantage Pro2) which is flat black cable with 4 inner cables black, red, green, yellow.

After much fiddling it appears to use 6P4C plugs which I cant find at Jcars, but they have 6P6C plugs.

So the question is could I use the 6P6C plugs but the insert cable so the outmost pins arent connected to anything. ie use the middle 4 positions?



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  # 1320477 9-Jun-2015 17:25
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Yes, it should work fine. You can also use 4p4c. Make sure you get the right kind of connector for your cable (stranded or solid - you probably want stranded).

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  # 1320484 9-Jun-2015 17:30
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6P4C denotes the plug has 6 positions, but only 4 connectors, whereas 6P6C had 6 positions and 6 connectors, so you would simply not use the additional 2 connectors. As long as you use a connector that has enough connectors for how many cable cores you need connected, and is no wider than the socket, you will be fine (e.g. the suggestion of 4p4c has enough connectors - 4, and is no wider than your existing which is 6). Provided all components in question conform to the standards, and aren't indexed/modified.


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  # 1322780 11-Jun-2015 13:02
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Thanks for the feedback.

Used the 6p6c ends and seems to working well.


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