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DX Engineering Next Generation Crimp/Solder 8U PL-259 Connectors DXE-PL259CS8U-12

Coaxial Connector, PL259 for RG-8U/LMR400 type Cable, 12 per Package, Each

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Manufacturer's Part Number: DXE-PL259CS8U-12
Part Type: Coaxial Connectors
DXE Part Number: DXE-PL259CS8U-12

Coaxial Connector Designation: UHF male, PL-259
Cable Attachment Method: Crimp shield/Solder center
Coaxial Connector Dielectric Type: PTFE
Hardware Included: Yes
Quantity: Sold as a set of 12.
Notes: DXE-PL-259CS8U and DXE-PL-259CS8X connectors are sold only in packages of 6, 12 and 24 pieces.

DX Engineering proudly announces our new, ultra-high quality, PL-259 connector that is so different from previous designs that we have a Patent**! DX Engineering Next Generation Crimp/Solder 8U UHF Male Connectors are now available to build your custom coaxial cable assemblies.

Engineering studies have confirmed that the absolute best RF connections for double-shielded cables like LMR-400 and DXE-400MAX are made by crimping the shield, not soldering. However, most PL-259 crimped center pins aren't large enough and don't have enough contact area, which affects reliability. DX Engineering has solved those issues with these custom-designed connectors that we introduced on DX Engineering DX Series Coaxial Cable Assemblies. These PL-259s have soldered center pins that are full length and full diameter, so they connect properly, even with worn SO-239s.

DX Engineering Next Generation PL-259CS8U series connectors achieve exceptional RF performance and power handling with these features:

* All silver-plated brass shell and body
* Silver-plated center pin securely mounted in PTFE dielectric
* Center pin accepts large conductors and scalloped-tip allows generous solder flow
* Crimped shield connection provides maximum reliability for all cables
* Deep, double-knurled threaded shells for secure finger tightening
* Fits all RG-8U size cables with center conductors up to 10 AWG including DXE-400MAX and LMR-400 as well as RG-213U, RG-11U and many others, including Belden 7810A, 8214, 8267 and 8237, 9913 and 9913F7.
* Available in packages of 6, 12 or 24 connectors

NOTE: DX Engineering offers reasonably priced, professional grade cable prep and connector crimping tools for an entire range of cables and connectors. Click "More Details" and the "Suggested Parts" tab to see available related products.

Now you don't have to use the same old PL-259s. These advanced-technology PL-259 connectors let you build the highest quality coaxial cable assemblies. We designed them to be strong and lightweight and they represent a landmark improvement over decades-old, unchanged connector designs. This time, new IS better! Order DX Engineering Next Generation Crimp/Solder 8U UHF Male Connectors today and take advantage of DX Engineering innovations in RF connectivity!

**U.S. Patent D745849

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Best PL259 connectors ever

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I discovered these connectors after disastrous results trying to install the old-fashioned type PL-259s on my tower. Installing them on LMR-400 was near impossible, because of the difficulty of soldering the aluminum foil and center conductor. These crimp connectors are fabulous. The braid is permanently crimped and only the center conductor is soldered. (For outdoor installs, I use a SolderPro 120 butane soldering iron for the center conductor.) Takes about ten minutes per connector, start-to-finish, with perfect trouble-free results. I'll never use another type of PL259 again. They're pricey but worth every penny. -W8ZR

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Reviewer: from NM

Date: July 07, 2018

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No More Blow-torch PL259s

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This is the PL259 connector I will use from now on! I have soldered lots of 259s in my long ham career, mostly they went well, but there have been a few disasters, melting dielectric and shorting the cable. Neglecting to put the threaded barrel on first will NOT happen again!

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Reviewer: from NC

Date: May 04, 2018

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Quick Service Great Product

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Thanks for the quick service and Love those Crimp PL259's.

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Reviewer: from PA

Date: May 02, 2018

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8u crimp

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Have not used yet , quality kooks great.

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Reviewer: from CO

Date: April 30, 2018

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Never enjoyed installing HF connectors before now

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Title kinda says it all. I have used PL259 connectors from DX Engineering in the past and liked them very much. These new connectors are good looking, easy to install and work great. I just finished putting up a center folding tower and there are 5 runs of coax to the tower with three of them going to the top. With the hinge joint needing a short run of Ultra Flex, there were a lot of ends being installed before it was all done. I would highly recommend these connectors.

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Date: April 29, 2018

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Best PL259 connectors ever

I discovered these connectors after disastrous results trying to install the old-fashioned type PL-259s on my tower. Installing them on LMR-400 was near impossible, because of the difficulty of soldering the aluminum foil and center conductor. These crimp connectors are fabulous. The braid is permanently crimped and only the center conductor is soldered. (For outdoor installs, I use a SolderPro 120 butane soldering iron for the center conductor.) Takes about ten minutes per connector, start-to-finish, with perfect trouble-free results. I'll never use another type of PL259 again. They're pricey but worth every penny. -W8ZR

Published on July 07, 2018 by JAMES

No More Blow-torch PL259s

This is the PL259 connector I will use from now on! I have soldered lots of 259s in my long ham career, mostly they went well, but there have been a few disasters, melting dielectric and shorting the cable. Neglecting to put the threaded barrel on first will NOT happen again!

Published on May 04, 2018 by ALLAN

Quick Service Great Product

Thanks for the quick service and Love those Crimp PL259's.

Published on May 02, 2018 by TONY

8u crimp

Have not used yet , quality kooks great.

Published on April 30, 2018 by MARCUS

Never enjoyed installing HF connectors before now

Title kinda says it all. I have used PL259 connectors from DX Engineering in the past and liked them very much. These new connectors are good looking, easy to install and work great. I just finished putting up a center folding tower and there are 5 runs of coax to the tower with three of them going to the top. With the hinge joint needing a short run of Ultra Flex, there were a lot of ends being installed before it was all done. I would highly recommend these connectors.

Published on April 29, 2018 by BILL

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