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Offline NottheDan

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Search: Casio power cord connector
« on: May 21, 2017, 06:48:56 am »
I just got a Casio AS-L desk calculator (from the very early 70s), unfortunately without power cord and it uses a connector I'm not familiar with. Does anybody know where I can come by plug for it?
 

Offline Nusa

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Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 07:42:54 am »
A straight-on picture of the connector and a height and width measurement would be helpful.

Also confirmation on the input voltage printed on the case, so we know if we're looking for a mains cord or an AC or DC adapter.
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Offline NottheDan

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Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 08:00:41 am »
A straight-on picture of the connector and a height and width measurement would be helpful.

Also confirmation on the input voltage printed on the case, so we know if we're looking for a mains cord or an AC or DC adapter.
It's a mains cord.
 

Offline helius

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Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 08:00:51 am »
Some old Roland keyboards used that connector type.
 

Offline Lorenzo_1

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Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 07:52:06 pm »
There are some HP cords that might be compatible on Sphere's new arrivals page. Don't know if they're the same but might be worth a http://www.sphere.bc.ca/test/new.html#catalog
 

Offline NottheDan

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Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2017, 06:09:17 am »
There are some HP cords that might be compatible on Sphere's new arrivals page. Don't know if they're the same but might be worth a http://www.sphere.bc.ca/test/new.html#catalog
I don't think they are the same. Very similar but not the same. But thanks to your hint I think I found the correct one: https://web.archive.org/web/20160802081036/http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~hilpert/e/powerConn/index.html#jCalc

And I don't think I'll have much luck getting one. Bit of a shame really.
 

Offline Nusa

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Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2017, 08:29:35 am »
If you can find individual pin sockets that fit those pins snugly, you may be able to create a one-off solution with either silicone rubber or a non-conductive epoxy. I bet you can use the receptacle itself as a partial mold. Experiment on something else as a proof of concept, of course.
 

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Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2017, 04:20:01 pm »
is replacing that socket with a standard iec out of the question?
 

Offline NottheDan

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Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 09:50:54 pm »
is replacing that socket with a standard iec out of the question?
No, it is not. But I'm trying to keep it in as original a condition as possible. Also, it is a 115V device and line voltage here is 240V. I'm a little bit worried that, if I put a standard IEC socket I'll do something stupid and thoughtless with it and a standard power cord.
 


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