[access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor Classic?

I can't believe this thread is going on so long.

It sounds like Billy has the same cable as me. You don't get mains cables with 3.5mm jack plugs at the end or you would be electrocuted. If it does indeed have a 3.5mm plug on the end then it will have a transformer built into the plug, otherwise known as an AC adaptor.

you can either buy a single socket extension cable which wont' be much to carry.

Or buy a 3.5mm male to female extension lead, which you can also get from Maplin.

Darren.

----- Original Message ----- From: "jim o'brien" <jim.taggart@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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hi ray and Billy, i understand what billy is saying. i have the similar cable. it is a normal 3.5 jack plug at the end of the cable. it just happens to bend into an l shape. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Billie, an "L shaped adaptor with a pin"?  Surely more than one pin?
Can you feel some small oblong holes in the L shaped end?  Or, can you
feel some pins in the hole the L shaped thingy goes into?

On my Classic, the receptor for the lead is situated at the back of
the machine with two thin rectanglular pins  within the socket
receptor and the lead with a moulded plastic plug on it going via a
couple of metres of mains lead to a thirteen amp plug.  You can only
place this sort of plug in the machine one way round, with angled
corners on the plug going towards the top as you push it home.

All this said, Ive long lost track of the original two pin plug that
went into my classic, and am using the sort of lead that comes with
kettles and other appliances, such as some audio equimpment.

As Andy says, the simplest thing is to get to Maplin's or somewhere
like that with this lead and see if they've a longer one, or simply
get an extention mains lead.

Pity is we cannot easily excange pictures on this list, otherwise the
description of the lead would not be in doubt.  Does puzzle me that
people keep refereing to a figure of eight lead, cus mind aint one of
those!  Whichever it is it's not complicated and I think you'd have to
try hard to blow the thing up!

Hope you get it sorted.



From Ray
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Ray, I'm really not explaining this problem too well.

I'm now sitting with the power cable in my hand.

One end has an ordinary 13 amp plug which plugs into a power mains
supply on
the wall.
The other end has it looks like an L shaped adaptor with a pin, which
shoves
into a female connector on the side of the Victor Classic.

I'm now loosing the will to live, come on and beam me up Scottie,
Billy

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Darren, Billy and others, this thread gets stranger by the day.  It
sounds to me as if Billy might have an American or Canadian mains
lead
with his Classic as the two pin plug he describes is common with US
designed equipment.  Obviously that could be plugged into a
shaver-type adaptor, that's if I'm right.

My RNIB supplied Victor Classic player came with a mains lead
terminated in a 13 amp plug, no doubt with a 3 amp fues in the plug.
The two pin plug socket on mine is physically in design the kettle
standard sort of appliance leaed, but the Victor Classic isn't
earthed, as I think is standard in North America, so carries two
pins,
not three.  (This doesn't effect safety folks, so don't get
concerned
on that score!)  As I've said, you can plug in a standard kettle
type
appliance leadwhere the earth connection goes simply unused and no
harm at all in that.

This doesn't solve Billy's problem really as I think it is the
length
of the mains lead he's concerned about.  As already suggested the
best
and easiest solution is the ubiquitous extention lead.  No end of
these available at Maplin and the like, in two metre lengths, which
should be enough.

Must say at the end of an over long post that, for me, the Victor
Stream with a good portable speaker is the better solution for me
now.
Much more portable, which is why its going with me to my sister's
over
christmas.

Cheers,

From Ray
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-----Original Message-----
Darren Brewer


Well, it certainly doesn't require anywhere near 15 amps. The player
probably draws around an amp at most, so you can get away with using
quite a
long extension cable which would be the most straightforward
solution.

Darren.

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 9:21 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor Classic?


Ray, I'm not sure how to explain this, but I've just had a look at
the
power supply cable.
The power supply has a 15 amp plug on one end & a kind of l shaped
connector, which pushes into a female socket.

Don't think I explained this too well, but hope it gives you an
Idea,
Billy


----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 4:34 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor Classic?


Hi, and not wanting to throw a spanner in the works or complicate
things, but my Victor Classic uses a kettle lead type of plug on
the
Victor side, but with two pins.  If you have a three pin plug, (or
socket, strictly speaking) to plug into the machine then this
doesn't
matter of course as the earth connection simply doesn't get used.

All that said, maybe the later Classics do indeed have a figure of
eight lead, and if so, then of course ignore this message.  Simply
that with my Classic I use any old lead around the place to plug
it
into the mains;  and after all this time I certainly have to as
the
battery is absollutely useless now!

Cheers,

From Ray
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-----Original Message-----
TrueBlue & Proud


George, this is certainly the cable in question. I'll get my
daughter
to go
onto Ebay later on, and try get it, thanks,
Billy


----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 11:54 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor Classic?


Billy, Am I right in thinking the main cable has one of
these 2 pin connectors on the opposite end from the 13 amp
plug?  If so, they are known generally as "Figure of 8
connectors".  I've hunted again, and found a 5 metre one on
E-Bay from a reseller.  £4.99 if you "buy now".

Here's the Tiny URL following by the longer one.

http://tinyurl.com/2zkekj

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LONG-FIGURE-OF-FIG-8-MAINS-POWER-CABLE
-LEAD-5M-5-METRE_W0QQitemZ230190927498QQihZ013QQcategoryZ116
852QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

George.

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Classic?

George, as usual much sense, the only drawback with
extensions is that I am
wanting longer cable for going on holiday, and the power
socket is quite a
distance from the bed.
Maybe, using the battery function is the only solution,
Billy


----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 10:04 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor
Classic?


Hi Billy,

I have a feeling that there are electrical regulations in
place which prevent suppliers from providing equipment with
mains cables above 2 - 3 metres.  Indeed I've just spent the
last 20 minutes or so going through some of our supplier
catalogues, and have not been able to find anything
suitable.

I suggest a normal extension cable might be your best bet.

George.

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Classic?

Ron, me thinks about 5 meeters or so,
Billy


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Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 8:56 AM
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Classic?


Billy, how long a cable do you want?

Ron
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Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 8:45 AM
Subject: [access-uk] longer power cable for Victor
Classic?


hi guys, I'm needing to move my Victor Classic from one
position to
another,
and to achieve this, I must have a longer power supply
cable. The one
powering my player at the moment is not long enough to do
the job. I'm
wondering if RNIB Talking Book Service could or will
provide me with a
longer power cable?,
Billy


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