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Hot/Cold IECs

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by clockwork, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. clockwork

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    Stupid question.....

    Whats the difference between a hot and cold iec connector?

    Thanks
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  2. Exeter Man

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    clockwork,

    Your regular IEC (as usually found on AV kit) looks something like this:

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/media/largeimages/1493i0.jpg

    Whereas a 'hot' IEC (as seen on kettles) has a notch on the underside of the female connector, like this:

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/media/largeimages/1359i0.jpg

    If you're interested in making some DIY power leads, RichardH probably still has some gear leftover from his bulk cable buy, details here:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67594

    Regards
     
  3. clockwork

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    Thanks for the response.

    And yes I am thinking of some DIY power leads based on the same principle as RichardH.

    Though Im looking at doing at least 5 or so.... So would need more than he has.....


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    clockwork,

    Can't beat a bit of good old DIY.

    I think RichardH had quite a bit of gear leftover, and will almost certainly have enough cable, as we split a 50m reel of 3x2.5mm2 between just the two of us !

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