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Anyone know where to buy an Autohelm 3000 motor plug?

Hi, I have an Autohelm 3000 autopilot and need to replace the two pin plug coming from the motor to the control box. A previous owner has soldered the wires to the pins in the plug, not very well at that. So, it now looses power whenever it feels like it.

I have taken the plug apart, but the plug and pins are too damaged to repair. I was hoping to find a replacement end or a good plug and wire off a motor that someone on the forum no longer needs.

I have tried finding out what the plug type is so I maybe able to buy the end at an Electronics store, but can't seem to find the name of the connector.

So, if you have a spare cord from an old motor or know where to buy the connector, I would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Ebay?
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Re: Anyone know where to buy an Autohelm 3000 motor plug?

It might be easiest to change both the plug and the socket in the control unit for a new, available type.
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Been there, done that, nothing currently available.

Thanks for repling.
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It might be easiest to change both the plug and the socket in the control unit for a new, available type.
I'm not sure if the socket in the control box can be replaced or not. I will check it out this weekend.

Just replacing the motor cord connector would be much easier, no disassembly of the control unit.

Thanks for the reply and Idea.
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Re: Anyone know where to buy an Autohelm 3000 motor plug?

Go to Ebay and shoot a message to this guy. I've bought a couple of autohelm parts from him and he was very good to deal with.

eBay My World - kodiakjack99

He may or may not have what you need but from what I understand he purchased the stock of a shop that used to service Autohelm products. None of the stuff I bought from him was listed via e-bay. I just asked and he had the parts I needed and I know he's helped others from Sailnet as well.

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Re: Anyone know where to buy an Autohelm 3000 motor plug?

That's a great idea, hope it works for you. We have an ST3000 and really like it.

If that doesn't work, you might want to consider another run-around that plug. Hardwire from the box to a short length of wire with a plug you CAN find. Then install a matching plug on the wire from the motor.

Have you tried Radio Shack?

As I recall, these units were made in the UK. You could try asking here: Yachting and Boating World - Sailing and motor boats for sale, forums, news | ybw Reader to Reader forum, or try UK suppliers for electronic parts.

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Re: Anyone know where to buy an Autohelm 3000 motor plug?

I have made new connectors using epoxy to pot the pins and connecting wires. Would that be an option?
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Re: Anyone know where to buy an Autohelm 3000 motor plug?

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Hi, I have an Autohelm 3000 autopilot and need to replace the two pin plug coming from the motor to the control box. A previous owner has soldered the wires to the pins in the plug, not very well at that. So, it now looses power whenever it feels like it.

I have taken the plug apart, but the plug and pins are too damaged to repair. I was hoping to find a replacement end or a good plug and wire off a motor that someone on the forum no longer needs.

I have tried finding out what the plug type is so I maybe able to buy the end at an Electronics store, but can't seem to find the name of the connector.

So, if you have a spare cord from an old motor or know where to buy the connector, I would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I know you are in the USA, but try phoning the Raymarine branch at Portsmouth, UK. They are very helpful, and have some spares - I have the same unit at you. The unit has a plug that was fitted to go into the AH3000 control unit, but was not available, and they supplied and adaptor cable with a "new" plug that is smaller, but fits the ST3000 control head.

If you get through, you may be transferred to the Raymarine company in the USA - but ask to be put through to the UK branch.
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Re: Anyone know where to buy an Autohelm 3000 motor plug?

I may have a motor and other spare parts. If your still looking let me know.
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