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samm
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How to cover plugs ... new
      #5914659 - 06/11/13 08:54 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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rmollise
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Re: How to cover plugs ... new [Re: samm]
      #5914664 - 06/11/13 08:59 AM

What sort of "plugs"?

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samm
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Re: How to cover plugs ... new [Re: rmollise]
      #5914678 - 06/11/13 09:09 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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samm
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Re: How to cover plugs ... new [Re: samm]
      #5914682 - 06/11/13 09:11 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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rmollise
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Re: How to cover plugs ... new [Re: samm]
      #5914693 - 06/11/13 09:21 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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samm
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Re: How to cover plugs ... new [Re: rmollise]
      #5914711 - 06/11/13 09:41 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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CharlesW
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Re: How to cover plugs ... new [Re: samm]
      #5914748 - 06/11/13 10:05 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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DaveJ
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Re: How to cover plugs ... new [Re: samm]
      #5914890 - 06/11/13 11:30 AM

Quote:

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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frolinmod
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Re: How to cover plugs ... new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5915540 - 06/11/13 05:45 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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jrbarnett
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Re: How to cover plugs ... new [Re: samm]
      #5915706 - 06/11/13 07:29 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.

- Jim


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aaube
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Loc: Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Re: How to cover plugs ... [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5916222 - 06/12/13 01:38 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.

Sincerely

Alain


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