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    Anyone know a good source of high-quality re-wireable US type mains plugs?

    I've got a spare KK Mercury that I can't use with the Victor CDP because the 100V transformer takes a US/Japanese style mains plug. If I could find a decent plug I could re-terminate it.

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    Tony terminates offers his cables with US termination I think John, send him a message, I'm sure he could send you something or point you in the direction of a quality connector.

    or try http://www.the-missing-link.net/prod03.htm

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    Stop being such a poof MIB. Strip back the wires and stick ‘em in the holes. Honestly.






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    mosfet wrote:
    Stop being such a poof MIB. Strip back the wires and stick ‘em in the holes. Honestly.


    The famous "Biscuit method" of mains connection...

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    :green:

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    meninblack wrote:
    mosfet wrote:
    Stop being such a poof MIB. Strip back the wires and stick ‘em in the holes. Honestly.


    The famous "Biscuit method" of mains connection...
    It works, if the cable is too thin to stay in wrap some foil paper around wire and push in with a bit of a match stick

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    Why not go the whole hog and push with a (non-electricians) screwdriver.

    Didn't you realise that plugs don't make a difference.

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    yoda900 wrote:
    Why not go the whole hog and push with a (non-electricians) screwdriver.

    Didn't you realise that plugs don't make a difference.
    might i suggest you check your insurance first... household and life ;)

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    Speak to Frank and i'm sure he'll happily modify it for you John.
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    Papa Lazarou wrote:
    Speak to Frank and i'm sure he'll happily modify it for you John.
    What the screwdriver ? or the plug ? :lmao:

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    No the socket as that is the only important thing as it is the end of the mains supply before you get to wanky wires with dodgy plugs.

    Where's cjr when you need him

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    as a public service I'm posting a picture of how NEVER to wire up your hifi when it has a non-standard connector ;)



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    John,

    Maplins sell US style wall plugs as do RS, between £4 & £10 sir.
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