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change termination on a power cord

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

How difficult is it to change the female end on a power cord? I have a Transparent Audio High Performance PowerLink power cord that is too big to fit in my Rega Brio-R. I removed the IEC housing and it fits now but rubs up against the speaker inputs. Can I or is there someone out on there who can change the female termination to a smaller termination?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by CB3874 View Post
 I removed the IEC housing and it fits now but rubs up against the speaker inputs. Can I or is there someone out on there who can change the female termination to a smaller termination?

 

You removed the IEC connector on the power cord? Or the amp?

 

If the power cord, was it too big such that you couldn't hook up your speaker wire or did it not fit in the inlet on the amp?


Edited by yage - 1/30/13 at 6:48pm
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by yage View Post

 

You removed the IEC connector on the power cord? Or the amp?

 

If the power cord, was it too big such that you couldn't hook up your speaker wire or did it not fit in the inlet on the amp?

It appears he bought a snake oil cable with those giant Furutech et al. connectors.

 

Luckily the solution is cheap and easy.

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10228#1022801

 

Monoprice sells the 5-15P to C13 cable in many lengths. You can also find them locally at just about any computer store. Amazon has them for quick shipping.

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

No. I bought a cable that made a substantial improvement in my system but the IEC housing kept rubbing up against my speaker cable. You're entitled to your opinion and I respect that but I find the tone in your post disrespectful, obnoxious and ignorant. My original question was about acquiring a particular part, not the validity of higher grade expensive power cords. I'm not interested in your opinion unless you have done an A / B test and formulated an opinion based on either science or past experience.

 

Thank you.

post #5 of 7

Well there is only 1 or 2 IEC C13 connectors that I know of that aren't molded on that are smaller than those giant connectors and I can't remember who even sells them.

post #6 of 7

It's not hard to reterminate on your own. You might have to chop off the end if they don't use one of the standard IEC connectors (e.g. Marinco, Wattgate). It's actually one of the easier things to do. I've built my own 'high-end' power cords before. Just make sure the connector accepts the same gauge as the wire in the cord. You might have to contact Transparent Audio about the gauge of the conductors used.

 

Have a look here:

 

http://www.stayonline.com/iec320-connectors.aspx

 

Most likely the max gauge you'll find in parts stores is 14 AWG per conductor, since that is pretty much the standard for 15 A power, so you might be out of luck if your conductors are sized larger.

 

If you want to go high-end, you can try this:

 

http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/13443/Furutech-FI-15EG_24K_Gold_Plated_IEC_Connector-Connectors


Edited by yage - 1/31/13 at 6:31pm
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the links!

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