WTB: power cord for Leitz 1c enlarger

Discussion in '[Classifieds] Want to Buy' started by chip j, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. AgX

    AgX Member

    Messages:
    13,812
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    Germany
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    It would be NEMA1 hybrid (male/female) cable. A plain extension cord.
    But to my understanding it would not fit into a NEMA5 wall socket...
     
  2. OP
    chip j

    chip j Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,280
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Yes, ORIGINAL! It's light gray, w/a reg. USA male plug on one end & a thinish USA female socket on the other, though that does have a mysterious long rectangualr slot in the middle. No one I know has the time or ability to take pics, sorry.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
  3. OP
    chip j

    chip j Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,280
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Well, generic cord won't fit, except maybe w/a lot of filing.
     
  4. AgX

    AgX Member

    Messages:
    13,812
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    Germany
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I do not quite understand.

    You mean the Leitz built-in male connector will not accept the female coupling of a US generic 2-plug extension cord, but only that of the original Leitz cord?
     
  5. OP
    chip j

    chip j Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,280
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Yes, I tried a NEMA 1 & other US cords. The plug housings are too thick to fit into the Leitz slot.
     
  6. ~andi

    ~andi Member

    Messages:
    126
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Location:
    Europe
    Shooter:
    35mm
    You're probably looking for a old-style "KaltgerÃĪtestecker" (direct translation: cold appliance plug)

    Classified under IEC60320 as C9/C10 (cp. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60320)

    The "connector" (C9/female) goes into the socket on the Ic, the other end has your domestic plug (male) that goes into your power outlet. Despite the wikipedia-entry, the connection is earthed with lugs on the outside of the plug and the socket being metal (maybe that's a non-standard addition).

    Looks like the one on the right: http://666kb.com/i/c3655kvah0f7z5gpx.jpg

    Some older Ic seem to have a connector like this (I have a Ic baseboard with one of of those). Later ones have the very common type C13/14 "computer power cable" connections. Early Ics do have the power cable directly connected to a terminal strip on the flip side of the baseboard.

    Best,
    Andi
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2017
  7. AgX

    AgX Member

    Messages:
    13,812
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    Germany
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Good idea!

    I totally forgot about that old-style connector. I know it from childhood days (and may even still got such cable in my stock).
    Likely that slit to take the protecting-earth springs is the one chip saw at his female plug.


    BUT the problem is no longer existant anywy:
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2017
  8. ~andi

    ~andi Member

    Messages:
    126
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Location:
    Europe
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Jep, read that he found the cord. I just posted this for posterity. Someone might have the same problem in the future and might find it helpful. Then again I might just be increasing the entropy of the universe :wink: (at least with this post I am).
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017
  9. AgX

    AgX Member

    Messages:
    13,812
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    Germany
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Sad thing is that with the amount of connectors ever made full wisdom likely never will be achieved...