TK-941 Tips and Modification

Kenwood KCT-19 Accessory Connector Cable DIY for the TK-941

If you have been trying to find some KCT-19 accessory connector cables for use with building a repeater or to simply bring internal radio connections out to the back of the radio and had no luck finding them, fear not. Below is information that will allow you to build your own KCT-19's at very little cost, take note that CN1 thru CN5 exist on the TK-941. The connectors and pins are made by two different manufacturers; Molex Japan and JST. Molex Japan makes the connectors and pins used on CN1, CN2, and CN3 which is part of their PicoBlade Series. JST makes the connectors used on CN4 and CN5 which are part of their PH series, they can be purchased from DigiKey.

Molex PicoBlade Series Connector Datasheets (CN1, CN2, and CN3)
JST PH Series Connector Datasheet (CN4 and CN5)

CN1 8-Pin Connector, Molex Japan, Digikey Part Number: WM1726-ND

CN1 Connector Pins, Molex Japan, Digikey Part Number: WM1142CT-ND

 

CN2 and CN3 3-Pin Connector, Molex Japan, Digikey Part Number: WM1721-ND

CN2 and CN3 Connector Pins, Molex Japan, Digikey Part Number: WM1142CT-ND

 

CN4 3-Pin Connector, JST, Digikey Part Number: 455-1126-ND

CN4 and CN5 Connector Pins, JST, Digikey Part Number: 455-2148-1-ND

 

CN5 2-Pin Connector, JST, Digikey Part Number: 455-1165-ND

CN4 and CN5 Connector Pins, JST, Digikey Part Number: 455-2148-1-ND


 

 

TK-941 KCT-19 15 Pin Molex Connector Plug, Receptacle, Male Pins, and Female Sockets

If you are going to be using or building your own KCT-19 and are in need of the 15 pin Molex connector Plugs, Receptacles, Pins, and Sockets then below you can find part numbers and datasheets. The Molex parts are available from Digikey.

Molex Inc. KCT-19 15 Pin Connector Datasheet
Molex Inc. KCT-19 0.062" Male Pin Datasheet
Molex Inc. KCT-19 0.062" Female Socket Datasheet

Molex 15 Pin Plug is Digikey Part Number: WM1228-ND

Molex 15 Pin Plug Male Pins are Digikey Part Number: WM3680CT-ND

 

Molex 15 Pin Receptacle is Digikey Part Number: WM1238-ND

Molex 15 Pin Receptacle Female Sockets are Digikey Part Number: WM9118TR-ND

 

 


TK-941 Power Cable Connector and Pins

If you are trying to track down the Kenwood TK-941 power cable connectors and pins so you can make your own power cables you could have gotten them from East Coast Transistor or Pacific Coast Parts- they are no longer available. The power connectors on the TK-941 were manufactured by JST and they were a unique Kenwood connector.

The power cord plug is Kenwood part number E09-0273-05 and are SOLD OUT; meaning they can NO longer be purchased for $1.47 as of July 2013.

941 power con

 


The power cord connector female pins that fit the above plug is Kenwood part number E23-0614-05 and can be purchased for $0.38 per pin as of March 2016. They can be purchased directly from East Coast Transistor or Pacific Coast Parts.

941 con pins