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I need to find a 2 pin wire connector that will plug into the chip socket on an MSD 2 step.  Any help suggestions would be appreciated.

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Greg


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Your friendly neighborhood Radio Shack. You won't need the plastic connector, just the terminals. Solder and heat-shrink to wire or directly to resistors to make your own chips.
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... age=family


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Thanks Mark,  that is what i am currently using but was hoping to find one with a solid pin.

Currently they are wired to multi turn potentiometers for easy adjustability.  About 10  or 15 buck to set up eliminating many chips.

Anyone else with ideas?

Greg


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I used to do the same, built my own 2-steps as well. You could solder them solid...


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I think I will give that a shot if i can't locate a solid pin connector.  The snug fit of the chips is nice.  Never had one fall out which is more than I can say for the Radio Shack pins O:)
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smoozer wrote:
I think I will give that a shot if i can't locate a solid pin connector.  The snug fit of the chips is nice.  Never had one fall out which is more than I can say for the Radio Shack pins O:)
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Greg


I have cut the resistor out of an MSD chip and heat the pin up and smack it on something to sling the solder and remaining resistor lead out of the hollow pin (wear safety glasses) and resolder my own resistor (adjustable) into the original MSD chip. You could solder wires into the pins as well. You have to be careful not to heat it too long or the plastic starts to melt, but it can be done.

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Thanks Rick,  a friend of mine is an EE that works with  some pretty good electrical techs.  I guess a trip to the facility is in order.  They have some pretty cool equipment for doing fine electrical work.

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