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Topic # 111451 3-Nov-2012 22:33 Send private message

I have one at work, 0.3 or 0.4m long, IEC male on one end for the UPS outlet, figure 8 on the other for a powerpack for something.

Want some for home, but also with a cloverleaf since a couple of my external drive cases use a 3 pin on them.

Anyone know where they come from? cablesdirect drew a blank.

Otherwise I will have to do the chop and wire carryon which is always a pain on those male IEC plugs.




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  Reply # 711831 4-Nov-2012 17:03 Send private message

You should be able to buy an IEC plug at Ideal Electrical - and just chop off the type I / AS3112 plug and wire on the IEC from ideal electrical.

I dont know where to buy them pre-made.

What i usually prefer to do, with a larger UPS is to simply use a 4-way power strip, and chop off its mains AS3112 plug and put on an IEC. That way, you can plug any suitable device into the UPS via the 4-way power strip.




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  Reply # 711840 4-Nov-2012 17:36 Send private message

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=190718066486&index=2&nav=SEARCH&nid=76871022683

The mighty ebay has the answer - adapters and cables available



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  Reply # 711855 4-Nov-2012 18:19 Send private message

I was hoping to not have to chop and connect because IME those plugs are a pig to terminate.

In saying that I could always run several figure 8 cables into one plug which might help get it have enough in it that the strain relief actually has enough to grip.




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  Reply # 711908 4-Nov-2012 21:19 Send private message

APC used to supply empty IEC plugs with their UPS's which I've used in the past but I haven't seen those for a while. Now I usually use these to attach a single device or a plug board.

http://cdlnz.com/index.html?do=viewproduct&p=POW100&code=C-POWERUPS



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  Reply # 711924 4-Nov-2012 21:48 Send private message

I have a few IEC to female 3 pin plug which I always like to keep spare.  Always handy when you have to go into a datacenter and find some power for your laptop.  I have a 30cm one which is super useful.

Something like this off trademe would sort you out. http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/cables-adaptors/power/auction-529986275.htm

Then a power strip, and you're away.

Or just take a regular figure 8 power lead, chop off the 3pin plug and connect up one of these: http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/cables-adaptors/power/auction-528249195.htm





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  Reply # 711934 4-Nov-2012 21:57 Send private message

plambrechtsen: .......

Or just take a regular figure 8 power lead, chop off the 3pin plug and connect up one of these: http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/cables-adaptors/power/auction-528249195.htm



that's the one - certainly easier to carry around than the 3pin jobby.

or

http://www.stayonline.com/iec320-c14-c7-power-cords.aspx



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  Reply # 711940 4-Nov-2012 22:14 Send private message

I use these:
http://www.getprice.com.au/Jackson-1RU-6-outlet-19-rack-mounted-powerboard-PDU-with-surge-protection-RAC0600-Gpnc_582--52821670.htm





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