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cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1710
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014 - 10:05 pm:   Edit Post

Can anyone point me at a source for a power cord for a Conn ST-11 Strobotuner? Incredibly, Radio Shack nor Best Buy proved up to the task; likewise my friendly locally-owned guitar store.
It's into-the-unit end is a long, shallow oval with 3 sockets, center one slightiy out of line with the outter ones (I'll try to remember to actually measure tomorrow).
Thanks,

Peter
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 3118
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014 - 10:29 pm:   Edit Post

Ah, the joys of search engines - where would we be without them? (Not behind our computers, for sure. But I digress ...)

http://www.mts.net/~smythe/st-11.htm tells me:
"a replacement power cord for the ST-11 may be acquired from Ken's Electronics in Kalamazoo, MI. 17952 Belden-Volex SVT18-3C 8ft 1960-70's Appliance cord 3 round holes; outer pins = 5/8" centers $9.70"

There's a link to said website, which shows it was last updated in 2012. It has a pretty long list of appliance cords, but this particular one is not listed - so happy hunting!
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1711
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 10:53 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, I found that one; lists it as "unavailable". There's one on evilbay for $23 & change, but I'm hoping to find one a little less likely to disturb the domestic tranquility (more than the tuner already did.....) Thanks, though.

Peter
peoplechipper
Senior Member
Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 425
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 11:14 pm:   Edit Post

Probably easier and cheaper to cut out the old socket and put an IEC socket in; those sockets only cost a couple bucks and are usually easy to install...also a good fix if you've lost the cord to all those old Roland keyboards with the 2 prong socket...Tony
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1712
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 3:50 pm:   Edit Post

I want to try to avoid that, as the socket in inset - the metal it's mounted to is inside the cabinet - and going modern would require cutting tolex & wood.

Peter
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 2008
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 5:05 pm:   Edit Post

In some cases the IEC socket will fit in the existing cutout without modification other than the screws. Where the problem usually arises is the depth of the IEC is deeper that the older 17952. For as cheap as they are it might be worth picking one up and seeing if it will work.

Keith
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11361
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 7:11 pm:   Edit Post

There is a new 17952 power cable currently on Ebay here for $14.65.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11362
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 7:33 pm:   Edit Post

There's also a PH-163 cable listed here for $8.95 (though this may be another case where they no longer actually have it). This appears to be the same cable as the 17952.

(Note: I know nothing about this type of thing. Someone like Keith will know a lot more. I did find what appears to be some helpful information here.)
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1713
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 10:03 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks, Dave; I'm on the phone first thing in the AM! $8.95 sounds better than $23 or $14.65.

Peter
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1714
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:31 am:   Edit Post

And score! It ships today. I checked 3 more local places before I called, and thus was stunned when he said he asked "How many?". Even with the 3% credit card processing charge (5% for PayPal) & shipping, still cheaper than the lower e-bay one. I knew you folks would come through for me (though wonder why my web searches didn't turn that one up). You're my hero, Dave.

Peter
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 2009
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post

Peter,
Sent you an e-mail.

Keith
peoplechipper
Senior Member
Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 427
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:32 pm:   Edit Post

YAY happy ending...

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