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In Reply to: RE: IEC to C14 Adapter. Hardware Supplier posted by Awe-d-o-file on January 22, 2017 at 18:21:40
I agree, Awe-d-o-file. That type of adapter tends to only be used for power cord and AC outlet burn-in purposes. An adapter like that may terribly degrade audio performance. Basically a wad of PVC dielectric, and unknown-quality brass contacts in the way of the AC outlet and AC plug contacts rather than a more direct path. Just my 2 prongs worth.
All my power cords are are hubble type while the sockets on the Furman are IEC. Thus...
If it was mine Id replace whats on the chassis with outlets regadless of warranty implications. Im sorry, I know that doesn't help
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I agree with Jea48.It is truly odd that they used female IECs for the outlets.
If it were mine I would swap out the IECs for standard outlets.
Freak out...Far out...In out....
swapping out the plug seems easier said than done. The whole rear plate would need to go. Properly seated adapters with contact electrical paste should not degrade electrical contact at all.
Properly seated adapters with contact electrical paste should not degrade electrical contact at all.
You best do your homework if you decide to use contact paste on the male and female IEC connector contacts. Short term it may be fine. I would suggest you look at the long term effects of using contact paste.
Contact paste works good where the connection is made air tight by use of a pressure connector. Example would be that of a hi-press or lessor crimp type connector. Even a terminal screw or terminal screw/ plate connector.
I personally would not use contact paste on the male blade and female contacts of a 120V connection. For one thing, especially on IEC connectors, it will work as a lubricant.....
Why would a manufacture build a power conditioner with IEC female receptacles? Who builds power cords with a male plug IEC connector?
A standard NEMA receptacle and matching plug connection beats a combo IEC connection hands down. Contact surface area, contact pressure, and under load conductivity.
Was it built for use in the USA?
Are the balanced power receptacles GFCI,(Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter), protected? IF not be very careful using it....
Likely the A/V pro's trying to keep normal people like us out. Or is it the other way around?
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