Re: A Vacuum Tube Curve Tracer for all Tek Semiconductor Curve Trace


Hi David,
Sorry for the confusion. I'm looking for plugs, not sockets. There are lots
of sockets available in many different configurations. So far there are only
two socket saver variations (9-pin and 8-pin) which I can disassemble to get
the plug part. I'm still looking for a way to get a 7-pin plug so I can
avoid making them by hand.
Dennis Tillman W7PF

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Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 5:26 AM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Re: A Vacuum Tube Curve Tracer for all Tek
Semiconductor Curve Trace

At this point I am not sure if you are looking for a socket or a plug but in
either case, they make pins and large collet sockets which can be swaged or
soldered into printed circuit board material.

On Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:56:22 -0700, you wrote:

Hi Cheater,
In a pinch I did make a 9 pin plug using 0.040" bus bar pushed into an
existing 9 pin socket, with a piece of PVC tubing around it, and I potted
the entire thing. What you get is crude, and it takes a fair amount of time
to do this. So this is hardly a reasonable solution except in a pinch. I was
hoping for something that was much more professional and took far less time.
I don't mind paying $10 for a plug that I can order from somewhere.

Some of the tube stuff seems to have disappeared, and other stuff seems to
be doing just fine. I haven't figured out which stuff is rare that I should
jump at them whenever they show up versus the stuff that is still very
common and still being produced. I'm new to the whole tube world. Last time
I touched a vacuum tube was 40+ years ago until very recently.

Dennis Tillman W7PF
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