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    Where can I buy a set of leads online? I'm having a hell of a time finding them anywhere.

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    Default Re: new direct connect leads

    Quote Originally Posted by japapoe View Post
    Where can I buy a set of leads online? I'm having a hell of a time finding them anywhere.
    You can often make them. Look at the type of connector that plugs into your transmitter. Then go to a Radio Shack kind of store and buy that connector. Solder on two wire with a pair of clips you also purchased at the store.

    I have done this number of times. Once I just used an old lamp cord for the wire and an old pair of clips I had rattling around. Easier to make myself than dealing with the equipment guy.

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    Default Re: new direct connect leads

    what type of leads are you looking for???
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    Default Re: new direct connect leads

    I'm looking for the red/black direct connect leads with the larger alligator clips on each end..not the ones with the small telephone/alligator clip.

    telonixshop.com/store/catalog/index.php?manufacturers_id=165

    i was hoping to find them cheaper

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    Default Re: new direct connect leads

    It makes a difference what brand of transmitter you have Some use mono plugs and some stereo. I haven't had any luck making the stereo for some reason nobody can explain why.

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    Default Re: new direct connect leads

    Went to the web site you posted. Looks like you need leads for a RD 4000. You won't be able to get the plugs at any Radio Shack. Last time I checked you can't buy the plug you need but buy the parts to make a plug. RD sells the leads for around $50.00. Keep checking around you should be able to get them cheaper from a locate equipment repair shop.

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    Default Re: new direct connect leads

    the rd4000, 7000 and 8000 have the larger clips on the them. I have always repaired my leads myself. Take a soldering iron or if they have screws remove the smaller leads and put larger ones on you can get from radio shack. I have repaired the old rd 400 phono plug( isn't that a stereo plug) and the new connector style and have had no problems with soldering them and getting them to work

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    Default Re: new direct connect leads

    I believe the RD 400 uses the RCA plug. Also, lamp cord wire works okay for leads and since you can split it in half, it doesn't cost much.
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