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Make a Panasonic FP0 Power Cable (AFP0581 Replacement)

PLC Power Cable Parts

PLC Power Cable Parts

I recently bought a FP0-A21 analog I/O unit and since it didn’t come with a power cable, I decided to make one.  Because Panasonic does not provide any part numbers, I had to do a little detective work and searching on Digikey to figure out what to use: Molex 51067 series connectors with Molex 50217 series contacts.

The Panasonic part number for the cable assembly is AFP0581; it is used on the FP0 PLC’s, FP0-A21 analog I/O units, FP Sigma PLC’s, and possibly more.

My parts list is simple:

  • 1 Molex 51067-0300 housing
  • 4 Molex 50217-8000 18-24 AWG tin crimp sockets (I like to get at least one extra just in case I screw up).
  • Brown, Blue, and Green 22 AWG wire.

I found an appropriate crimper, and matched the same order as my existing power cable (see below).

PLC Power Cable Wires

PLC Power Cable Wires

Note that like most crimp connectors, the crimp socket can only fit in one way; hopefully the picture below will help.

Connector Closeup

Connector Closeup

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