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

Hi Billy,

So, it sounds like you need a 3.5mm extension cable, NOT a
main extension.

Trip to Maplins I fear.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Sent: 24 December 2007 15:14
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor
Classic?

George, I have looked again. The power cable has on one end,
a transformer, 
and the other, an L shaped plug, that plugs into the side of
the Victor 
Classic,
Billy


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 12:20 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor
Classic?


If that's the case Jim, then there must be a transformer
somewhere, since you sure as heck don't put 240 volts
through a 3.5mm jack.

If there is a transformer, there will be a mains cable going
into that, and that may well be a figure of 8 type.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of jim o'brien
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 12:06 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor
Classic?

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>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 11:09 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor
Classic?


> 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
> I can be contacted off-list at:
> mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf
> Of TrueBlue & Proud
> Sent: 22 December 2007 4:10PM
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor
Classic?
>
>
> 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
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2007 1:38 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor
Classic?
>
>
>> 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
>> I can be contacted off-list at:
>> mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx
>>
>>
>> -----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 -----
>> From: "TrueBlue & Proud" <billy72@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> 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 -----
>>> From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> 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
>>>> I can be contacted off-list at:
>>>> mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----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 -----
>>>> From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of TrueBlue
&
>>>> Proud
>>>> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 10:24 AM
>>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor
>>>> 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 -----
>>>> From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of TrueBlue
&
>>>> Proud
>>>> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 9:36 AM
>>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor
>>>> Classic?
>>>>
>>>> Ron, me thinks about 5 meeters or so,
>>>> Billy
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "ron sears" <r.sears1@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 8:56 AM
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: longer power cable for Victor
>>>> Classic?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Billy, how long a cable do you want?
>>>>>
>>>>> Ron
>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> From: "TrueBlue & Proud" <billy72@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> 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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