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What is the connector type for this soldering iron?

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I am contemplating fitting it to a private-badge version (DSE T-2200) of the same station that doesn't have the connector fitted, so I will have to either remove the connector on the iron and hardwire it like the existing iron, or else butcher a new connector socket into the station, which I probably prefer.

EDIT Maybe I should redefine the question: What panel-mount male socket should I use with this plug?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Most likely this is a 5-pin Tuchel connector. See thumbs.picclick.com/00/s/NzEwWDgwMA==/z/RGAAAOSwo0JWJ1Kf/$/… They are similar to DIN connectors but have a wider range of pins angles and feature a shield screw connect \$\endgroup\$ – Janka Feb 9 '17 at 1:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Janka So mating to this? A bit bizarre that it's female, not male, nicht war? \$\endgroup\$ – user207421 Feb 9 '17 at 2:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ That one should fit the pins but obviously it does not fit the screw. You'd need a sunken type. \$\endgroup\$ – Janka Feb 9 '17 at 3:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Janka It isn't obvious to me. Why do you say it doesn't fit the screw? \$\endgroup\$ – user207421 Feb 9 '17 at 4:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ The usual female Tuchel connectors have a long metal sleeve covering the female header, so their screw can meet the back-dropped screw of the male connector. The one from the soldering iron does not. I've seen that variant a number of times and it always ended up cutting that stupid connector from the cable because the mating part was not obtainable. \$\endgroup\$ – Janka Feb 9 '17 at 4:47
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The connector is a cheaper version of the XLR called an Automotive/Aviation GX16 Series Plug. There may be many manufacturers in China, but here is one: http://www.hzconnector.com/product/60388845390-800546210/Silver_Aviation_Plug_4_Pin_16mm_GX16_4_Metal_Male_Female_Panel_Connector_Pack_Of_5.html

They are very commonly used on soldering Irons and CNC/Stepper motor connections the -4 eg GX16-4 indicates the number of pins. They come in 2-14 pin variants.

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You are looking for the B 605 sold for example by Reichelt. This type belongs to extrem robust microphone XLR connectors for professional PA use. If you like use another shop for ordering search for 5-Pin - Ham & CB Radio Microphone Connector - Panel Jack

Reichelt B 605

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It's hard to see the exact type used. The housing is very common, but the pin layout is found in many different types.

It looks very similar to this one I have used for multiple projects:

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For example Cliff Electronics makes those, it's the Cliffcon Miniature ZC Series (RS: 111-5763)

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Sparkfun offers a 6-pin version of these connectors in a pair, the plug and chassis mount connector:

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Using these would of course require re-wiring the plug on the end of the soldering iron wand. I mention this choice in case it is easier for you to obtain on-line as opposed to searching out sources for the 5-pin version.

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