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PL-259 Plug (2-Pack)

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278-196

 | Catalog #: 278-196
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Product Summary

No crimping allowed.

Sold in pairs, these solderless PL-259 plugs install on a RG-58 coax cable.

  • Installs on RG-58 coax cable
  • Quality, solderless construction for maximum durability
  • Sold in pack of 2
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  • Solderless PL-259 Plug (2)
 

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  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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RadioShackPL-259 Plug (2-Pack)
 
3.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Outdoor professional (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      very good coax connector

      By craft

      from Central ,Pa.

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great product

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Coax Connector

      Comments about RadioShack PL-259 Plug (2-Pack):

      used to fasten cax connectors by amatuer radio
      operators throughout the world. I am a extra class
      amatuer radio operator and have used this product
      for many many years.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works great when installed correctly

      By Ironduke

      from Chicago il

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • None yet

      Best Uses

      • Cb Radio
      • Ham Radio

      Comments about RadioShack PL-259 Plug (2-Pack):

      These pl259 connectors work great only if you strip the coax properly and install them with the correct crimping tool. RS cat# 278-238 crimping tool and RS cat# 278-248 deluxe coax cable stripper both are the correct tools to properly install these pl259 connectors. DO NOT use a crimp on terminal crimper or any kind of pliers because it will not crimp it on correctly and will result in failure. I have the proper tools purchased from radio shack and the connectors work great every time.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      3.0

      worked for me

      By crzlf

      from Norfolk,VA

      About Me Professional/Guide

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Instructions Not The Best

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack PL-259 Plug (2-Pack):

          Good for coax that can not be soldered and in an emergencies. If you have rg-58, keep a few on hand.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Worthless plug

          By Root

          from Maine

          About Me Professional/Guide

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about RadioShack PL-259 Plug (2-Pack):

                Instructions were hopeless. But that's irrelevant, it's very easy and obvious how to install this connector.
                The issue is that it's a cheap flimsy design and doesn't work well at all.
                You get a much better connection with a soldered plug. The extra few minutes to use the soldering iron is worth the hassle of having a bad connection.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Time Saver

                By Repairman Chuck

                from Soo MI

                About Me Professional/Guide

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating
                  • Emergencies

                  Comments about RadioShack PL-259 Plug (2-Pack):

                  Best invention since sliced bread. Saves time and waste by not having to use a soldering iron in some tight places. Instructions are so easy even a first time novice can install one. I keep a good supply of these on hand.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

                  (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Garbage!!!

                  By Mad dude

                  from Portland, OR

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Instructions are wrong

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack PL-259 Plug (2-Pack):

                      Why make a product and ship with wrong instructions. Very frustrating and obviously for another product or just plain wrong. RS, you've lost my business for good. You should read these comments and do something about it. instructions are wrong. You cannot pull the connector body off. It is crimped and you can't remove it. I even tried with a hammer. It can't be done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Won't work

                      By kc6ohh

                      from Mission Viejo Ca

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Difficult to work with

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RadioShack PL-259 Plug (2-Pack):

                          Instructions are totally worthless and the product as designed will not work. I wish I read the comments before I bought it.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Did the job

                          By John

                          from Marion, SC

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about RadioShack PL-259 Plug (2-Pack):

                          Decided to give this connector a try instead of heating up the soldering iron like I would normally do for a mobile installation and it worked very well! Instructions on the back were easy to follow even if you had no idea where to start with a pl-259.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The instructions were ...

                          By Richard T

                          from Ocean Park, WA

                          Comments about RadioShack PL-259 Plug (2-Pack):

                          The instructions were very easy to follow and it works perfectly with my SW antenna setup. I chose to solder the center connector, but that probably would not have been necessary.

                          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Instructons are totally ...

                          By Aren J

                          from AZ

                          Comments about RadioShack PL-259 Plug (2-Pack):

                          Instructons are totally worthless and the product as designed will NOT do the job. I'll stick with soldering my own PL259's, SO-239's etc.

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