Fitting a PL259 Plug

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Wed May 02, 2007 1:58 pm

Instructions on fitting a PL259;


1) Strip back the coax and pull back braid over cable

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2) Put outer part of plug onto cable then screw inner part over braid

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3) Solder end of the pin and trim excess wire

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4) It should look like this!

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:12 am

remmember to put the knurled part on two if its made up at the other end :lol: :lol:
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Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:28 pm

plus make sure the threads are facing the right way (speaking from experiance)







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Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:24 pm

stampman wrote:plus make sure the threads are facing the right way (speaking from experiance)







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Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:21 pm

Hi I have bought a pl 259 to fit but the coax is a loose fit inside the plug.

Does it matter or does the braiding have to be tight inside the plug?

First post so thanks, Nathan

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suggest its the wrong size plug the braid has to be tight to get a good ground plane


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Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:03 am

Thank you. Guess I need to find out what diameter coax it is and get the right size pl259.

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Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:47 pm

I have foud that if you buy your PL259 from the likes of (dare I say Maplin) you only get the larger low loss bore plugs but rightnext to them on the board there is an adaptor (about 99p) to make it fit normal coax

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yup they are a light metal as well gey the one forthe job its a lot harder to fit the one with the adaptor



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very good idea to show how to put pl 259 on to co ax not many people now how very usefull.. =D>

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Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:05 pm

if anybody who is new with fitting a pl259 plug onto coax dont forget to tell the guys in the cb store what kind of coax your useing, http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/cable.htm as it is very important or you will end up with the wrong size plug for your coax.

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Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:18 pm

Having just bought some coax with just this problem i was told by the guy in the shop to simply solder the outer braid to the plug by pulling it through the hole in the middle part of the plug.
If that makes sense :?

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Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:19 pm

We don't recommend pulling the outer braid through those holes as it is prone to causing shorts. It only takes one strand to short out the whole system!

Screwing the plug over the braid is enough to get a good earth connection.

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Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:19 pm

andy@thunderpole.co.uk wrote:We don't recommend pulling the outer braid through those holes as it is prone to causing shorts. It only takes one strand to short out the whole system!

Screwing the plug over the braid is enough to get a good earth connection.

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Ok cheers. Been given bad advice then.
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Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:01 am

andy@thunderpole.co.uk wrote:We don't recommend pulling the outer braid through those holes as it is prone to causing shorts. It only takes one strand to short out the whole system!

Screwing the plug over the braid is enough to get a good earth connection.

Andy :wink:
To be honest I don't understand why some people solder the inner Braid on to the inner end of a plug for as the end should already be solderd wait for it to cool down then attach the plug just by screwing the plug on & off just in case the person needs to remove the plug from the coax bcos of a bad connection one day with out damaging the plug or the coax.

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