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post #16 of 181 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012, 06:24 PM
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I also don't have all the parts yet for the Swagelok unit.
Sure expensive, the swagelok.

Have been stocking the swagelok for a while now, have enough to make multiple systems


the HPT500 look really nice, but the 1/8 female end elbow is a quit a size, you can order the 1/8 male end to female end elbow, really compact, the post body will look better.
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It just kind of reminded me of my work bench when I'm in between anything of real interest. I get a bunch of parts here and there but not much that anybody else could see as a project. Most of it is good stuff but it won't ever fit together.
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I think I like this configuration better. I'll keep trying. (it didn't look any better w/ a street elbow...)


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Well, this one works.



I'll post how I wired this one up later. It's probably the absolute cleanest way to run power to your mouse solenoid.

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Well, this one works.



I'll post how I wired this one up later. It's probably the absolute cleanest way to run power to your mouse solenoid.
I'm interested. Gonna be wiring up a mouse on Monday.

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I'm interested. Gonna be wiring up a mouse on Monday.
Well here you go then.

Pretty simple really. All you have to do is use Clippard part # ET-C48 and a run of the mill AC adapter.





All I did was open up the AC adapter, remove output cable it came with and soldered in the new cable. Obviously this only works with the terminal connector mouses.

I just couldn't stand the look of the clip-on style connector or the white leads or the weird looking connector Clippard offers. This just looks clean.

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Oldpunk, that wire is the "bee's knees." Very clean and thanks for the info!
Bettatail will need to get some of these since he champions these solenoids.

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Oldpunk, that wire is the "bee's knees." Very clean and thanks for the info!
Bettatail will need to get some of these since he champions these solenoids.
You are welcome, sir. Who knows, maybe he will.

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You know, it probably makes more sense to have the terminals go out horizontally. How tight is that connection? Wouldn't the wire drop off in the last pic that you have where the terminals are going straight down?
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That connection is pretty tight. I don't see how it could fall off. It's basically holding onto the terminals with 2 small spade connectors.

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Well, this one works.



I'll post how I wired this one up later. It's probably the absolute cleanest way to run power to your mouse solenoid.
That is BEAUTIFUL!!! I might have to look into this Swagelok regulator, I was keeping an eye out for a Concoa 212 series on evilbay.

Mind telling me how much you got that for?



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I think I found it for $45 (no gauges though).

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Where did you get it for that price? What model is that?



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Where did you get it for that price? What model is that?
Not exactly sure which model it is. It's an older unit and I couldn't find the exact model when I was searching. It was a fleabay find. I actually got a couple of them. One came doa and this ones acting a little funny. You have to be careful with these I think. Most have been abused.

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Here's a pretty nice hpt-500 build. I decided to make this one "Mr. Fisher" style.

Getting everything ready to assemble.


(How does he keep his tape job so clean? lol)

Progress.



Every wonder what it looks like inside your 6011?



Getting the solenoid in place.



How Swagelok tube connections should look with soft tubing.



All done.






Coming soon: a Concoa 312 build

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