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#1 samm

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:54 AM


any tips on how to cover the plugs to keep out bugs dust etc ... marking tape; that black electrical tape, cotton wads?

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:59 AM

What sort of "plugs"?

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:09 AM

sorry, i should have been clearer .... i'm looking for something to stick in the ports of the scope or mount to prevent bugs dust and such from getting in when the scope is not being used.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:11 AM

instead of asking how to cover plugs ... i should have asked what to use as a plug to cover the ports

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:21 AM

Again, what kind? If they are RJ receptacles, just take an male RJ connector and plug it into them (no cable wired to it) to keep dust out.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:41 AM

im not sure of the terminology ... but the receptacles where the cord for the hand controller or a guider would go.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:05 AM

If you can, take your mount to an electronics supplier in town. They wil (should be able to) sell you the appropriate plugs for your plugs. Buy extras, you will probably lose them in the dark.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:30 AM

im not sure of the terminology ... but the receptacles where the cord for the hand controller or a guider would go.


Here's a reliable source: link This is from the same company that makes the now-famous "Marty cables" that the CGE uses.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:45 PM

Digikey and Mouser both sell port covers for RJ jacks and DB connectors (male and female) as well as DC coaxial jack covers. I've forgotten where I purchased my USB jack covers, 1/8" (3.5mm) phono jack covers and RCA jack covers. I haven't found any DIN jack covers.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:29 PM

You can go to an electronics store like Fry's and get cable-building components. Just buy the appropriate tips sans wires and use those. Or get a roll of black gaffer's tape and put a piece over each hole after each session. Gaffer's tape leaves no residue when removed.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:38 AM

RJ11 plugs and tie wrap... The tie wrap is cut to give pieces of about a inch and a half in length. Then bended in two and inserted in the rj11 plug where the wires should be with hot glue. Just make sure the hole is completely filled with glue. That gives you a nice plug with a small handle.

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