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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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US plug sockets/plugs

I have a US preamp on the way, but the guy has forgotten to send the cord: its one of the US 3-pin ones (i think its called Nema 5-15)

Now we have the same thing over here (we call them kettle leads..), but obviously the plug on the end is different, so i should be able to find a us nema 5-15 somewhere, and wire it on. (im using a step-down transformer, so it has US shaped socket)

My question is just - the plugs we use over here (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi.../86/G_plug.png)
screw apart easily, so you can get at the terminals and wire on a new plug.

Do the US ones also come apart like this? I have one here in front of me from the only other bit of US kit i have, and its a small sealed unit.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 05:39 PM
 
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Re: US plug sockets/plugs

Most of the cords I've seen have been molded.. all my Marshall cords etc are molded. You can however buy the screw type plugs from most electrical supply places & even hardware stores. I think the only problems you'll have finding it will finding someone to ship it.


I'd be on the guy who forgot to pack the cord in the first place... Is he willing to help?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: US plug sockets/plugs

Oh he's offered to ship it, but he's doing me a favour by shipping the amp outside the US (most sellers dont), so i'm gonna take care of the lead my self. I saved a bunch compared to an irish or european preamp, so im happy to sort it out myself.

I see them all over ****, they're only a few dollars, but like you said, finding someone to ship overseas is the problem.

Anyway, i'll keep looking...thanks for the reply!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 05:57 PM
 
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Re: US plug sockets/plugs

I found you one... #140073935822

It's in Canada but the UK / Europe shipping quote seems pretty reasonable
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: US plug sockets/plugs

Excellent, thanks, i'll buy you a beer next time youre over here.

Im gonna see if I can find the whole 3-prong cable while im searching, i figure it'll be just as cheap, but if i cant, i'll be getting that.

Cheers
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2007, 05:02 PM
 
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Re: US plug sockets/plugs

Anytime Hopefully that will be of some help.

Another possibility... Does Marshall or a distributor in England stock US power cords? might be worth a call or two
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