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Offline allanw

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What kind of power connector is this?
« on: May 24, 2010, 08:38:21 pm »
I picked up a BK 3010A function generator off ebay but it came with no power cable. What's this plug type called so that I can buy one?


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Offline wd5gnr

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Re: What kind of power connector is this?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 08:57:11 pm »
I have a BK Function Generator. These were common years back. I wonder if an IEC C5/C6 would fit it? Usually they have the mickey mouse ears, but the spacing might be ok.

I would be tempted to take one of those monitor extension cords (if you can find one) that had a female IEC 13/14  (whichever one is the matching part to a standard power cable) and wire it to the pins with some heat shrink. But that's me.

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Re: What kind of power connector is this?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 07:41:25 pm »
I would be tempted to take one of those monitor extension cords (...) and wire it to the pins with some heat shrink.
Eek!  :o

As the orignal connector doesn't look very safe by today's standards, my advice will be [dave's voice] Don't plug it in, take it apart! [/dave's voice] and solder in a proper IEC chassis. Costs pennies (or nothing if ripped out of an old PC) and it's much safer than any other (hap)hazard way.
 


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