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PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax

$12.99

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Model # 3757747 | Mfg # PL-259-CP-G

Unlike any other coax connectors, these patented winners of three innovation awards eliminate measuring and stripping insulation, crimping tools and solder guns, so you can make professional-quality connections in seconds with just a pair of needle-nose pliers. Can be used for VHF connections.

PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax

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Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax
 
4.3

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (28)
  • Durable (13)
  • Reliable (13)
  • Waterproof (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (18)
  • Large boats (11)
  • Indoor (9)
  • Outdoors (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (19), Advanced (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Super easy and positive cable connection without fire!

Made a positive cable end connection without using a soldering iron. I have used this cable connection for several problem free hours now on the water and it seems to be working very well....Read complete review

Made a positive cable end connection without using a soldering iron. I have used this cable connection for several problem free hours now on the water and it seems to be working very well. I can clearly communicate with other vessels several miles away. I feel more confident in this style connection than I did with my previous soldered connection. I would not hesitate to recommend this or use one again in the future.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Innovative design but problem with threads

Assembly was without issue until the final step of threading coupling ring on back of connector. Threads did not line up well and wouldn't start. Got the threads started after 30 minutes but it...Read complete review

Assembly was without issue until the final step of threading coupling ring on back of connector. Threads did not line up well and wouldn't start. Got the threads started after 30 minutes but it felt slightly cross-threaded and did not snug up very well. Read a similar review on another site while I was troubleshooting. Probably a manufacturing issue with the threads on the brass parts.

Reviewed by 32 customers

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4.0

I would buy this product again.

By Pathfinder22

from North Port, Fl

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Boats

    Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

    I installed this connector on my VHF radio. Took longer to open package then the install. Best part is no soldering.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Would purchase this item againp

    By ROB

    from Greenville North Carolina

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Idea lwhen quick insulation is a must
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • Large Boats
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

      After the prongs are pierced I suggest a thin coat of liquid tape, or silicone.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      practical connector but pls fix thread!

      By Hortensia

      from Miami, Fl

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

          two out of three I have installed had difficulty starting thread. Otherwise it would be an exceptional product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Easy to Install Connector

          By Radomeray

          from Williamsburg, VA

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Not Weather Resistant

          Best Uses

          • Indoor

          Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

          I used this connector for the final connection of the antenna to the radio inside the boat where it is protected from the weather. I used the solder-on type of connector for the connections on and inside the mast where they are exposed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          This worked perfect , could not believe how easy it was

          By Chuck

          from Branford Yachet Club

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

              Very good

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Excellent product,fast n easy

              By Wild Bill

              from Tallahassee FL

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Reliable
              • Waterproof

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Indoor
              • Large Boats
              • Outdoor
              • Small Boats

              Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

              Super easy to install

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Jim

              from Chocowinity, NC

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Reliable
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Boats

                Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

                Antenna connection to the marine radio needed repair. This Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax was just what I needed and as I stated earlier, easy to install.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                I recommend this product

                By Bob

                from Aromas, CA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoor
                  • Large Boats
                  • Outdoor
                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

                  exceptionally quick and easy to install.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Works so much easier than the soldered systemQ

                  By Papa Don

                  from Punta Gorda

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

                      Very easy to install

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Would buy again

                      By Harry G.

                      from Sarasota,Fl

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Install
                      • Reliable
                      • Waterproof

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Boats

                        Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

                        Easier to install than Solder connector alternative.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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