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#1 Alvin Huey

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:22 AM

I borrowed a friend's LXD-75 mount and forgot to get the power connector. Can someone tell me if I can get an adapter from Radio Shack, so I can make a power cord from my 12v power tank to the mount? Secondly is the positive terminal in the middle or side?

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:26 AM

The center is positive. The connector is 5.5mm outside diameter, 2.5mm inside diameter and yes, Radio Shack has 'em.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:47 AM

Thanks John. By any chance you have the part number from Radio Shack? so I don't have to bring the head there to match up.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:54 AM

If you are going to buy a power supply, I'd suggest ordering one. Radio shack is way too expensive. Plus, their adapters can have the tip either P or N. If you mistakenly plug the connector in in wrong , bad things will happen.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:17 AM

I'm not getting a power supply, but just the plug. Since John told me that the center is positive...slam dunk. Once I get the right adapter, I can wire it accordingly and plug it in my power tank or 12v lead acid battery.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:31 AM

Thanks John. By any chance you have the part number from Radio Shack? so I don't have to bring the head there to match up.


Dunno the part number, but the dimensions I supplied earlier should get you the right one.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:54 AM

Thanks John, I'll make a run to Radio Shacck and get one. And bring the mount to be sure that I got the right one.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:11 AM

I don't have the part number, but I believe it's a size N connector.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:50 AM

Size N is correct, just beware that the Radio Shack N will be a little loose and can cause a power loss. I used a radio shack n and ended up spreading the post out a bit to get good contact.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:26 PM

Got the part...going to work on it tonight.

Thanks all.






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