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Electronics => Repair => Topic started by: NottheDan on May 20, 2017, 08:48:56 pm

Title: Search: Casio power cord connector
Post by: NottheDan on May 20, 2017, 08:48:56 pm
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?
Title: Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
Post by: Nusa on May 20, 2017, 09:42:54 pm
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.
Title: Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
Post by: NottheDan on May 20, 2017, 10:00:41 pm
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.
Title: Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
Post by: helius on May 20, 2017, 10:00:51 pm
Some old Roland keyboards used that connector type.
Title: Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
Post by: Lorenzo_1 on May 23, 2017, 09:52:06 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 (http://www.sphere.bc.ca/test/new.html#catalog)
Title: Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
Post by: NottheDan on May 23, 2017, 08:09:17 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 (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 (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.
Title: Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
Post by: Nusa on May 23, 2017, 10:29:35 pm
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.
Title: Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
Post by: mgraves235 on May 26, 2017, 06:20:01 am
is replacing that socket with a standard iec out of the question?
Title: Re: Search: Casio power cord connector
Post by: NottheDan on May 26, 2017, 11:50:54 am
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.