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# 261569 4-Dec-2019 11:03
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I thought I had a bunch of 2 pin US/Japanese AC cables, but can't find them.

 

I'm after a short one, basically like this except two pin US not NZ. The kind you would get with a camera charger or something.

 

 

Does anybody have anything?


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  # 2368012 4-Dec-2019 11:24
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https://www.jaycar.co.nz/2pin-fig-8-mains-plug-to-iec-c7-female-1-8m-figure-8/p/PS4115

 

1.8 meters too long?  Every computer shop will be able to get this one from CDL:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/CABDNX9054/Dynamix-C-POWERN8-2-Meter-2-Pin-figure-8-power-cab

 

 - 2 meters.  You've not mentioned location.


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  # 2368015 4-Dec-2019 11:38
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He wants the US plug to Figure 8 not NZ/AU to Figure 8.

 

I would also like one it someone has a few lying around.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2368023 4-Dec-2019 12:00
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phrozenpenguin:

 

I thought I had a bunch of 2 pin US/Japanese AC cables, but can't find them.

 

I'm after a short one, basically like this except two pin US not NZ. The kind you would get with a camera charger or something.

 

Does anybody have anything?

 

 

Regularly between Japan and NZ for the last 20 years, I've found a pair of pliers works great to make the two pins parallel. Not sure how legally compliant this would be though...


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  # 2368027 4-Dec-2019 12:09
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Gurezaemon:

phrozenpenguin:


I thought I had a bunch of 2 pin US/Japanese AC cables, but can't find them.


I'm after a short one, basically like this except two pin US not NZ. The kind you would get with a camera charger or something.


Does anybody have anything?



Regularly between Japan and NZ for the last 20 years, I've found a pair of pliers works great to make the two pins parallel. Not sure how legally compliant this would be though...



I second that, works for me.

My expensive sonic toothbrush was handed to me unused with the original owner exasperated that they couldn't make it work. 1 pair of pliers & 30 seconds later, it's working perfectly.




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  # 2369433 6-Dec-2019 09:06
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I think I have a couple , will look around & get back to u this afternoon.




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  # 2369814 6-Dec-2019 20:26
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Thanks for the replies, I will try the plier trick at the weekend! Oh, and by short I mean 30cm ish. 1.8m counts as standard or long in my book!


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  # 2369862 6-Dec-2019 23:14
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phrozenpenguin:

 

Thanks for the replies, I will try the plier trick at the weekend! Oh, and by short I mean 30cm ish. 1.8m counts as standard or long in my book!

 

Well it took a while but after turning the house upside down I found the cables.  One is def US but C13 & three pronged. 

 

 

 

Kentek 15 Feet Ft SJT US 3 Prongs AC Power Cord NEMA5-15P/IEC320 C13 14 AWG 15A 125V Heavy Duty Black


 
 
 
 




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  # 2369864 6-Dec-2019 23:26
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K8Toledo:

 

phrozenpenguin:

 

Thanks for the replies, I will try the plier trick at the weekend! Oh, and by short I mean 30cm ish. 1.8m counts as standard or long in my book!

 

Well it took a while but after turning the house upside down I found the cables.  One is def US but C13 & three pronged. 

 

 

 

Kentek 15 Feet Ft SJT US 3 Prongs AC Power Cord NEMA5-15P/IEC320 C13 14 AWG 15A 125V Heavy Duty Black

 

Appreciate you looking but that won't work for my use - both ends are wrong! Useful if you want to use a kettle in the US though?!

 


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  # 2369865 6-Dec-2019 23:28
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MadEngineer:

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/2pin-fig-8-mains-plug-to-iec-c7-female-1-8m-figure-8/p/PS4115


1.8 meters too long?  Every computer shop will be able to get this one from CDL:


https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/CABDNX9054/Dynamix-C-POWERN8-2-Meter-2-Pin-figure-8-power-cab


 - 2 meters.  You've not mentioned location.



I had one and still should have it. I’ll check tomorrow and get back to you.



EDIT: Sorry it will be a 2 Pin US to the socket required for a computer PSU not the figure 8 one. Sorry.

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  # 2369946 7-Dec-2019 08:50
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What about something like this?

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SURMOK854010053/Moki-Travel-Adapter---AUNZ-to-Japan


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  # 2370440 8-Dec-2019 11:53
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@phrozenpenguin … I have a couple like you are after, but shortest is 1.7m.

 

Welcome to one if you want.


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  # 2370454 8-Dec-2019 12:07
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Have you simply looked somewhere like Amazon? Plenty of low cost options for short cables that ship to NZ.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2372024 10-Dec-2019 21:16
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I have one that's approx 77cm. Let me know if you want it.



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  # 2376972 17-Dec-2019 12:34
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Thanks all. After a bunch of testing I have found the inverter I was using (and requiring the cable for) doesn't do what I need it to do reliably. So no need for a cable now.


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