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Electronics => Repair => Topic started by: Ric on February 04, 2017, 08:45:13 pm

Title: Power line cord for Heathkit IM-2202 meter
Post by: Ric on February 04, 2017, 08:45:13 pm
I'm looking for a Power line cord for my IM-2202 meter. 3 round pins in a triangle. Anyone know where I can find one.

Ric
Title: Re: Power line cord for Heathkit IM-2202 meter
Post by: SingedFingers on February 04, 2017, 10:11:11 pm
Ugh been there. Never found out what it was. If there's enough room left in the case it might be easier to use a nibbler to reshape the hole and stick a standard IEC socket on it. Have done this to a couple of Heathkit things over the years.
Title: Re: Power line cord for Heathkit IM-2202 meter
Post by: TimFox on February 06, 2017, 04:16:04 pm
They show up on EBay from time to time.  I believe the original use for these connectors was on "business machines", such as adding machines.  They were used on medical equipment, until someone managed to connect a set of EKG leads (with banana-like plugs) into one and electrocuted a patient.
Title: Re: Power line cord for Heathkit IM-2202 meter
Post by: SingedFingers on February 06, 2017, 06:10:20 pm
That actually doesn't surprise me. Humans are silly animals.
Title: Re: Power line cord for Heathkit IM-2202 meter
Post by: GreyWoolfe on February 06, 2017, 06:57:10 pm
Ugh been there. Never found out what it was. If there's enough room left in the case it might be easier to use a nibbler to reshape the hole and stick a standard IEC socket on it. Have done this to a couple of Heathkit things over the years.

Good Lord, haven't seen one of them in years.  I second Singed on the IEC socket.