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PL-259 Plug (2-Pack)

Model:

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)
 
3.0

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Outdoor professional (3)
          • Primary use:
          • Personal (4)

        Reviewed by 9 customers

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        (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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