[vcf-midatlantic] What's this connector?

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Sat Apr 22 00:47:44 EDT 2017

>> Looks like a Kycon KPJ-3S or similar if this reference is to be believed:
>> http://en.globtek.com/connectors/
> Good call! Thank you.
> I ordered a KPPX-3S which appears to be the correct plug.
> Trying to charge the battery in a 25-year-old handheld computer. Chances
> are I'll need to have a new battery pack made, but either way I will
> need the plug.

The good news: connector arrived and fits the plug perfectly.

The bad news: I didn't realize it comes in several pieces and you have 
to assemble it. No instructions. I have no idea how to do this. Might 
bring it to the next workshop.

Next question: what kind of wall wart do I need? I've got to find out 
the battery specs before anyone can answer this.

I removed the pack but it doesn't list any specs. It is five cells. They 
look like 1.2V/AA-size. I'd disassemble it (it's dead anyway!), but it 
has a hard shell, not a vinyl wrap. Thus I am not sure how to break it 
open. Tips? (Briefly considered using a Dremel. Then realized it could 
be dangerous if the tip hit a cell.)

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