I disagree with that.It looks like an SO-259 (sometimes called a UHF connector.)
Actually, although HAMs and hobbyists like to refer to UHF connectors as SO-239s and PL-259s as a generic term for the interface, that is technically incorrect. IIRC, the actual military designation for SO-239 specifically refers to a 4-hole flange panel-mount socket to a solder cup in the back, and PL-259 refers to a straight solder plug for RG-8 cable. Anything else is technically not an SO-239 or a PL-259. In the connector industry they are generally just referred to as UHF connectors.The correct designation for the socket, as shown here in my picture is SO239, and the corresponding plug is PL259.
Interesting, I did not know that the PL259/SO239 designation was so specific.the actual military designation for SO-239 specifically refers to a 4-hole flange panel-mount socket to a solder cup in the back, and PL-259 refers to a straight solder plug for RG-8 cable.
Hi Noam,What is an outlet like this called? I want to use a converter so I can charge my phone or convert this to a standard outlet. I'm pretty sure it's 24 v, and want to be able to convert it to 12. Any help??
I guess that those two particular configurations were so common that HAMs would have always seen SO-239 and PL-259 stamped on them and just started using those names for all UHF connectors.Interesting, I did not know that the PL259/SO239 designation was so specific.
I thought that it defined the connection interface in all its mechanical mounting arrangements, in the same way that BNC or "N" defines the connection interface and the mechanical mounting is separately specified.
I don't think that this is exactly what the OP has. It is hard to tell, but it doesn't seem like a solder cup at the back. Not to mention the old-school bakelite dielectric. My guess is that it is a direct cable connection to some kind of coaxial cable. Again, estimating the scale is difficult, but it looks like it goes to RG-58 cable or something smaller like RG-174.
Shipboard installation- yes. I was thinking about a military installation.It's probably a mil-c-5015c circular connector, which is common in shipboard installations which this may be from the picture. These come with various numbers of pins, in configurations with different keying options. A mating connector will be expensive, typically with contacts, body and back shell being supplied separately.