[volt-nuts] 732A rear panel battery connector

J. L. Trantham jltran at att.net
Mon Oct 20 18:36:19 EDT 2014


Thanks for the update.

I 'bought' one of Fluke's connectors per the part number and it arrived minus the contacts.

Terrible waste of money for just the 'housing'.  Kensington was very helpful to allow me to purchase just the contacts without having to meet their $50 minimum.  However, shipping was noticeable.

Kensington has been very helpful to me on both the Solartron 7081 connector and the 732A connector.  Sure wish they had a 'cheap' (i.e. USPS first class letter) shipping option.  However, I understand their need to be able to 'track' shipments.


-----Original Message-----
From: volt-nuts [mailto:volt-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Charles Steinmetz
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Discussion of precise voltage measurement
Subject: Re: [volt-nuts] 732A rear panel battery connector

Randy wrote:

>Does anyone have a spare connector plug for the 732A external battery
>*** ( I saw several in discussions but I'm not sure which is the best 
>part number to use).

Back in March, I reported on my friend's adventure to get the contact bodies and contacts from Fluke.  The problem was, the designers of the 732A used male pin contacts in the panel receptacles and female socket contacts in the cable plugs -- backwards from the way they are used by every other user of those connectors (including the present Fluke users -- they are used in certain medical equipment).  Fluke understood the problem and told him they planned to create a new part number with the right components for the 732A, and would let him know what it was.

Having heard nothing since then, I asked my friend if he had heard back from Fluke.  He had not, so he called his Fluke contacts and was told that Fluke had decided not to catalog the plugs for the 732A.  So, Kensington Electronics is probably the best source.

Best regards,


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