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Old 16th May 2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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g,day all

Just about to build an outboard power supply so i can easily switch between my different fw clones with a simple plug in/out

I have a few questions regarding the best lead to use to connect the power supply case to the amplifier case/s
i,m thinking a 3 or 5 din plug with standard 3 core mains wire

any suggestions/advice would be much appreciated

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Old 16th May 2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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I would use a plug with meatier pins than a standard DIN plug.
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Old 16th May 2013, 10:39 AM   #3
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Any suggestions?
i was thinking normal ac plugs but they only come on 3 pin and i need 5 pin

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Old 16th May 2013, 10:41 AM   #4
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something like this
5 Pin NYS322AG Rean Gold Plated Midi DIN Data Connector on eBay!
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Old 16th May 2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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Check fo russian Cannon plugs from military surplus.

I use them and when the surplus runs out the originals still around for ridiculous money....
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Speakon or Powercon

there is variety of types ; choose on

they're good enough for XS-es
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Old 16th May 2013, 11:45 AM   #7
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are these the ones Pack of 4 8 pole Speakon connector with a metal latch lock for speaker cables. Can handle 8-16 mm cables.

i presume 8 pole means provision for 8 different wires/connections

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Old 16th May 2013, 11:48 AM   #8
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Speakon and XLR both make good high current multi-pole connections.
But, the problem is that these are normally used for other duties.

How would you ensure they are never connected to the wrong socket?
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Old 16th May 2013, 11:57 AM   #9
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power amp and extern supply ?

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Originally Posted by Redshift187 View Post
No. Use something that is different than what your mains power is. It's the only safe solution.

IEC comes in a big variety, you don't need to use the same ones as your mains. I didn't.

My mains on the left. My DC cable on the right:
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Old 16th May 2013, 12:05 PM   #10
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hi all
i would use the standard iec recepticle/power cord for power in to the power supply case and the speakon connectors for power out to the amp case

it would therefor be impossible to mix up the connections

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