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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by dexter, Mar 1, 2003.

  1. dexter

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    Any ideas where I can get a CLOVER IEC plug (like the one that goes into a Panasonic PTAE 100 projector) - I want to improve the mains cable but need the plug to finish the job!
     
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    Maplins, RS etc should have the right one.

    I assume you mean the standard IEC plug?

    The sticky at the top of the DIY forum covers these sort of things.
     
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    Cloverleaf is used on some laptops too. ARD carry such leads which you could strip and you could then put a more regular socket inline (leaving the bit in the projector as a trailing lead). I've never seen the plugs for sale in rewirable form but I've never looked properly. If anyone, CPC should be the people.

    HTH,

    Mike.
     
  4. RichardH

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    Just checked the CPC catalogue, and can't see them in there. I know ARD do them, though.
     
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    dexter

    Maplins sell the lead 1.5m I ended up buying this and then extending this with another piece of flex. (soldered and heatshrink of course)

    couldnt find a plug on its own.

    Another option is to install high level outlet to plug striaght into. but i think this looks ugly, but it may work in your instalation.

    good luck
     
  6. dexter

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    Thanks for the advice guys - one thing though - who are ARD and are they on the web or do I have to phone them?

    Cheers

    Dexter
     
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    ARD product code 210-00287

    Think its what u after
     
  8. RichardH

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    No, it's NOT a straightforward IEC connector - unless they've changed them.

    You need something like prod code 210-00658 - this has the cable attached though - they don't seem to do a rewireable version. I'll check with CPC and Rapid for when I order the DIY mains cable stuff, and if I can get them I'll order a couple, and let you know.

    Richard
     
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    I thought I would drag this up from the depths, I also need a clover-leaf (C5) IEC plug so I can make up an extended cable. I have searched around and can't find one anywhere?

    Cheers
     
  10. RichardH

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    No, still no luck!!! I got two mains leads with my projector, so chopped up one of them to extend it. Not ideal....
     
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    Blimey , I thought the on I brought back looking for figure 8 iec connectors was an old one :D

    (still not found one other the the tiny one available in maplins :( )
     
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    It is amazing that nobody can find one, they are so popular with laptops and projectors etc....

    Anyway, if anyone ever finds any please let us all know.

    Cheers
     
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    I thought I would include it here, as someone on the projector forum appears to have found them for us, strange though, I have looked at Maplins a couple of times :confused:

    [snip]
    hi
    order code hl44x from maplin 2.49+ p&p
    cpc may be cheaper will find price 4 you.

    jas

    [snip]

    Cheers
     

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