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#1 Fatdog

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:58 PM

UPDATED Septemember 7, 2016

 

Every now and then there's a post about AC power cords and such, so I thought I would create a graphic that can help when someone is looking for a particular style plug. All you would need to do is say, "Hey, I need a 3 power cord" or "Does anybody have a 5 cord for sale?"

 

Plugs 8 and 9 are specific to older Sony boomboxes.  Note that although plug 2 and plug 8 appear similar, the Sony plug is smaller.  You will not be able to use a #2 in an older Sony.

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If there are other plug types, please let me know and I'll update the graphic.



#2 Reli

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:06 PM

I have one that's a cross between 1 and 2. One end is round and the other is square. I'm not sure it matters though, because it would still fit into any boombox with a square hole.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:09 PM

I have one that's a cross between 1 and 2. One end is round and the other is square. I'm not sure it matters though, because it would still fit into any boombox with a square hole.


Yup,me too,it looks kinda like plug number 4 without the notches :agree: :yes: ;-)

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:09 PM

thanks bobby -
i like them ALL :drool:

DIBS !!!!

#5 Fatdog

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:18 PM

Thanks for the info, Reli and Skippy. :yes: The graphic has now been updated with the new plug.

#6 tshorba

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:08 PM

Number 2 with a notch in one side

#7 Fatdog

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 09:02 AM

Number 2 with a notch in one side

Thanks! The image has been updated.

#8 Darece01

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:11 PM

Thanks for the info.

#9 MasterBlaster84

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:39 PM

If there are other plug types, please let me know and I'll update the graphic.


Sony had a mini version of #2 for boxes such as the CFS-99, CFS-77, CF-580, etc.
Sony also had the 4 prong square plug for at least the CF-550.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:43 PM

Wow, i never thought of that and always plugged any plug in any box :lol:
Now that you mention it, I relaize how many different ones I actually have :lol:

#11 Fatdog

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:48 PM


If there are other plug types, please let me know and I'll update the graphic.


Sony had a mini version of #2 for boxes such as the CFS-99, CFS-77, CF-580, etc.
Sony also had the 4 prong square plug for at least the CF-550.

Hey Don, can you get me some pictures of those? :-)

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:20 PM


If there are other plug types, please let me know and I'll update the graphic.


Sony had a mini version of #2 for boxes such as the CFS-99, CFS-77, CF-580, etc.
Sony also had the 4 prong square plug for at least the CF-550.

Hey Don, can you get me some pictures of those? :-)


Here you go Bobby, the mini pin I can get a clear picture of tonight when I get home if you need it.


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#13 baddboybill

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:34 PM

I've also got a plug not sure what it's from but the holes are separated farther than on regular one :hmmm:

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:48 PM

Maybe this should be another thread...maybe not...

But I have an idea.

Post pictures for database function of known actual power cords. List model radio (for searches) + pic of radio and good shot of cord for reference.

For example I know 100% for absolute sure that this AC cord is factory

Crown CSC-950F bought by grandfather new and stored in garage until handed off to lucky me:

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add more boxes to the list please if you are at least 100% sure :yes: :lol:

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:25 PM

Excellent pics, Don. How much smaller would you say the mini Sony 2-prong is compared to the normal 2-prong? 80%? 60%?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

Excellent pics, Don. How much smaller would you say the mini Sony 2-prong is compared to the normal 2-prong? 80%? 60%?


Circumference is maybe 75-80% of the full size but the two pins are much smaller and closer together.

#17 Fatdog

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:20 PM

Excellent pics, Don. How much smaller would you say the mini Sony 2-prong is compared to the normal 2-prong? 80%? 60%?


Circumference is maybe 75-80% of the full size but the two pins are much smaller and closer together.

Thanks, Don. I'll add them to the chart.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:56 PM

Excellent pics, Don. How much smaller would you say the mini Sony 2-prong is compared to the normal 2-prong? 80%? 60%?


Circumference is maybe 75-80% of the full size but the two pins are much smaller and closer together.

Thanks, Don. I'll add them to the chart.


Bobby here are few pics of the Sony two pin plug.

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#19 Fatdog

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:33 PM

Dang! That is definitely smaller. I guess that's why a regular plug didn't fit into my CF-520. :-/ I just thought it was an optical illusion.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 10:26 AM

I forgot there were so many styles!



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 11:22 AM

Beware of cheapo Ebay cables. $3 and free shipping?  OK but it'll feel like a wet noodle.



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 11:40 AM

Number 5 cord fits mostly all units 👍


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#23 MyOhMy

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:25 PM

Beware of cheapo Ebay cables. $3 and free shipping?  OK but it'll feel like a wet noodle.

 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :rock:



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 10:26 AM

Any idea which one  a Panasonic RX-7000 would need?



#25 toshik

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 10:38 AM

Yes #2 fits RX 7000, 7200, 5350 and RQ-4050FD
Apparently 5 and 7 would do the the trick

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 12:25 PM

Telefunken on the bottom looks the same as National, though does not fit for apparent reason. National pins spacing is 7mm, Telefunken is 8mm!

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#27 TW5

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 01:08 AM

Number 5 can be used as a universal test cord

if that does not work than look for the right one

also a good replacement cord should push the switch that are in some units.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 02:31 AM

Can anyone ID a specification or model description/name for #1, please?  Also, is there only one size/fit to this particular lead?  

 

Lead #1 is the type used in the Aiwa CA-100.



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 01:26 AM

Old 240V au

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#30 MyOhMy

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 03:21 AM

Many thanks, hopey, the second one looks more like it to me.

 

My Aiwa CA-100H (Stereo 100 Carry Component System) accepts a plug the same as/similar to the second type in you pics.  I have the original and correct mains lead with this plug and a second box of the same model is on it's way but it may or may not have the same connector or a standard figure of eight type connector.

 

 Along the mains lead I already have is printed:

'JIS', '12-5500-1', 'wire mold';

 

The actual plug is marked:

'HIRAKAWA', 'IA-250V' (or 1A-250V), 'VMOI25A' (or VM0125A).

 

The two connection holes are spaced closer than a standard figure of eight plug type:

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