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Offline tommypro

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Pace Solder station, connectors, and hand pieces
« on: April 13, 2013, 03:58:35 pm »
Hi All, I have a MTS200 Heatwise system.  I bought a solder iron hand piece from ebay, and it has a blue connector, but my system has a black/red connector, and the blue won't fit.  The black connectors have 6 pins, but the blue have 8.    I'm not sure what the difference in black and blue connectors are (besides the blue not working on my system!).

I was thinking about making a convertor from blue to black, but I can't seem to find the blue connectors.  I think I found the black ones. There are no part numbers on any of the other hand piece tools I have, so I'm just guessing.

Any ideas?
Thanks.
 

Offline quint

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Re: Pace Solder station, connectors, and hand pieces
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 04:21:20 pm »
The black connectors have 6 pins, but the blue have 8.    I'm not sure what the difference in black and blue connectors are (besides the blue not working on my system!).
The black connectors are for what Pace calls the SensaTemp (ST) system.  This is used on their older equipment (as well as new).  The blue connectors are for the IntelliHeat (IH) system which is for newer equipment.  As you noticed, the two connectors are not interchangeable.  I know that a new IH base unit can drive older ST hand pieces (Pace makes an adapter to go from ST to IH for around $20 IIRC).  However, I don't know whether or not a ST base can drive an IH hand piece.
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I was thinking about making a convertor from blue to black, but I can't seem to find the blue connectors.  I think I found the black ones. There are no part numbers on any of the other hand piece tools I have, so I'm just guessing.

Any ideas?
Thanks.
As I said, I don't know if it is possible to adapt from IH handpieces to ST base units.  You could check the Pace website to see if they make an adapter.  Also, I have found Pace support to be very quick to respond to questions.  Send them an email and see what they say.
 


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