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Old 8th November 2019, 01:53 PM   #1
RajkoM is offline RajkoM  Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Hi all,
I found, in second hand shop, a nice metal power strip. This is a power strip from "Scinetific Atlanta" Antenna Measuring System rack, model 2080.

It's okay, but I don't have male power plugs with horizontally oriented pins for L and N ? I also didn't notice them on the internet either.
What is this, some old models of power connectors, something for export only or ....
Some info is welcome, thanks
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Old 8th November 2019, 02:12 PM   #2
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I found this on the internet:
15A Industrial Grade Angle Straight Blade Plug, Black/White; NEMA Configuration: 6-15P

Oddly - you would cover up both plugs with one device??? I would just change them to a standard IEC 10-15A plug for you area.

HUBBELL WIRING DEVICE-KELLEMS 15A Industrial Grade Angle Straight Blade Plug, Black'/'White';' NEMA Configuration':' 6-15P - 5Z879'|'HBL5666CA - Grainger
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Old 8th November 2019, 02:31 PM   #3
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Thanks very much
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Old 8th November 2019, 08:47 PM   #4
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Changing to plugs in my area requires a lot of mechanical work on holes in power strip.
I think I'll decide on this:
Hubbell HBL8666V Valise Plug, Hospital Grade, 15 amp, 250V, 6-15P, White: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

Thanks once again.
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Old 8th November 2019, 10:07 PM   #5
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That is a NEMA 250 v 15A plug. Not to be used on 120 vac circuits. Used in western Hemisphere.
European code compliant plugs look entirely different. I suggest you buy a power strip appropriate for your country.
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Thanks for the suggestion.
But I think that power strip worked for at least 20 years in the antenna factory here, it won't be a problem even working in my hi-fi system with 3 or 4 components.
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So 4 - new outlets is going to cost more than $36-$55? It will work easily enough, but I would change the plugs, they look standard spacing at least here in US. Those plugs are $5 each here local. Whatever works best for you - hope it works as you hope.
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I'll try. Anyway whatever I do, will be better than the Chinese and some other plastic power strips offered in shops.
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Old 8th November 2019, 11:57 PM   #9
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I'll try. Anyway whatever I do, will be better than the Chinese and some other plastic power strips offered in shops.


Totally agree! Good luck, have fun and hope it works perfectly. True DIY project - I like it!
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Old 9th November 2019, 01:46 AM   #10
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Those look like regular outlets - the same kind you use in a regular wall socket. They just happen to be the 240V variety. Take the back off the power strip and see for yourself. Many industrial power strips are built this way. Rather than put the wrong plugs on your equipment, just install regular 120V outputs in the strip. Decent quality side-wired units with the screw terminals don’t have to cost a fortune - probably less than buying a bunch of 240V plugs. Which could ultimately get plugged into the wrong socket some day - and poof there goes your amp.
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