DEC MMJ, eBay madness
tothwolf at concentric.net
Sun Jan 21 18:29:48 CST 2007
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Tim Shoppa wrote:
> To me, the AMP MMJ connectors (available from Digikey in the 90's) were
> never quite as good as the ones that DEC sold, especially w.r.t. the
> plastic tab that holds them in.
They seem to have improved some. I know what you mean too, as I came
across some old stock AMP plugs and the tab seemed to be weaker than the
newer type. I figure they probably changed plastics or possibly retooled
the molds slightly. I've been very happy with the plating on the contacts
on the AMP plugs though. I've not had any trouble with the copper
corroding under the gold as I've seen with the really cheap no-name plugs.
I've also seen some really cheap plugs where the plastic reacted badly
with the metal contacts and caused them to corrode.
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