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PaulHilgeman 24th April 2003 08:21 AM

Where to get those great power connectors
I am moving to an external power supply, where can I get those great XLR looking power connectors with 4 pins?

I am interested in chassis mount male connectors, and the female connectors that I can put onto a cable.

Lastly, what is some good cable to go with this stuff?


pinkmouse 24th April 2003 10:21 AM

They are made by Neutrik, so just do a google search for suppliers close to you;)

joensd 24th April 2003 10:37 AM

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You probably mean the Neutrik Speakon series.
It´s usually intended for PA applications but you can push as much as 30A through it. Resistance is <3mOhm!
The 4pin chassis coupling costs about 2.50€ and the plug 4.50€.
A nice price for a great product.

You can also use the Neutrik PowerCon series but that only has 3pins.


joensd 24th April 2003 11:24 AM

Just seen you obviously mean the ones Peter is using.
Indeed they look like 4pin XLR´s.
But have a look at the Neutriks as well.
They´re so nice they almost tempt me to build more gainclones.;)


JOE DIRT® 24th April 2003 12:47 PM

another alternative to a great connector is amphenol type they come in a power and signal series as well as plastic or metal housings.

Cheers!!The DIRT®

Matttcattt 24th April 2003 01:09 PM

do you mean these? this is the maplin website.

tiroth 24th April 2003 02:34 PM

On some of his gainclones at least Peter is using CB microphone connectors. Not all are created equal, but some of these are very nice.

I would guess the better Neutrik ones are higher current.

Peter Daniel 24th April 2003 03:02 PM

Neutric might be better (although pins on those CB connectors look very tough), but what I like about those microphone connectors is their small size (and matching price);)

I get them from:

tiroth 24th April 2003 03:20 PM

Parts express' CB connectors are also nice. All electronics are not.

PaulHilgeman 24th April 2003 03:39 PM

-Thanks Guys!

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