# Help with wire connectors

1. Feb 21, 2007

### wxrocks

Hello -- I am once again looking to those with vast resource knowledge for some advice.

At work, I have been left with a "Data aquisition cart" of sorts. Basically it is a way to contain the various power sources, etc. needed to run various instruments and gather the data to the laptop.

My concern is these Amphenol circular connectors that were used to set them up. Because they were soldered with a large tip -- the soldering job is not good -- and some cables do not have strain relief, which is causing problems.

I looked into new connectors -- and they want $40-$50 for these connectors!! No way!! I am looking at switching to Mini-DINs since I can get instruments from Omega with Mini-DINs on the end of them all ready to go.