[AMRadio] Hi Current AC connectors

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Wed Sep 19 13:34:30 EDT 2007

Got to agree with Paul on this. Going to extremes to find these old type
connectors doesn't make much sense. Paul points out a good source and if
you hit your local electrical supply house, with either your original 
male ot female plug/connector in hand, they probably would have a very
close replacement. A little hole reaming, if necessary, shouldn't be that
big of a deal. I believe I remember seeing a small selection of these
types of twist-lock connector/plug in either Home Depot or Lowe's. 

Pete, wa2cwa

On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 10:11:21 -0700 (PDT) VJB <wa3vjb at yahoo.com> writes:
> If you're re-fitting the power cord on a Beastie 610
> or a T-3 because of hard-to-find stock AC connectors,
> try the chassis mount plug and cable mounted jack such
> as those used on portable generators. 
> A more expensive version is at your marine supply
> store, used for a boat's shore cables at the dock.
> Better grade of metal (anti-corrosion) and the line
> cable's outer housing is waterproof.
> There's a four blade twist lock that carries 30A,
> takes wire size up to 8 ga, and whose chassis mount is
> not much bigger than stock. Ream out the chassis hole
> and you're all set, safety over "originality." 
> The judges at the show will understand.

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