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Old 25th July 2011, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default Anyone able to identify this speaker power connector?

I have a hard time finding this connector name n type.
Anyone can help. Thank you!

its a female power connector for a speaker.

100-230V
50-60Hz
1kW MAX

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Old 25th July 2011, 03:52 PM   #2
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Picture doesn't seem to work, but that sounds more like a mains input rather than a speaker input.
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Old 25th July 2011, 04:03 PM   #3
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Picture link doesn't seem to work.. Post a picture directly to the forum if you can.
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Old 26th July 2011, 01:12 AM   #4
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sorry about the bad link. heres the pic.
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That's a real oddball, I've never seen anything like it in a three pin connector. Clearly intended to keep you from plugging it in with just any old cordset.. Seems like there might be more to it? I think you might need to go back to the original manufacturer on this one unless you know exactly what is on the other side of that connector and where it goes...
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Old 26th July 2011, 05:07 AM   #6
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Agree, that's a strange one. Where was the unit made or sold?
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Old 26th July 2011, 11:15 AM   #7
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I agree that it looks more like a 3 pin power connector than a speaker connector. You need to leaf through the connector catalogs of the larger connector makers (Amphenol, etc.)

Otherwise ignore the connector and try and fashion some termination pins that fit into the central bits (would 4mm round fit?)

Why 3 connections?

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Old 26th July 2011, 11:59 AM   #8
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Well, in the original post, it says "100-230V, 50-60Hz, 1kW MAX" now that I'm seeing the connector I'm going to say those 3 pins are hot, neutral and ground for a mains connector.

Notice it's keyed so that it's impossible to reverse the connector. I don't think they'd do that on a speaker.

Edit: Can you get a picture of the entire back panel?

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I agree that it looks more like a 3 pin power connector than a speaker connector. You need to leaf through the connector catalogs of the larger connector makers (Amphenol, etc.)

Otherwise ignore the connector and try and fashion some termination pins that fit into the central bits (would 4mm round fit?)

Why 3 connections?

David
I'm not familiar with the OP's connector, but in the "bad old days" it was common for many sound companies to use three twist lock pin connectors for bi-amped monitors, highs "+" on one pin, lows "+" on another, and both sharing the ground connection as "-", using an amp that has shared "-".
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Can't remember what they're called, but that type is frequently used in Europe for concealed kitchen cabinet light fittings
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