3D printed Accuphase C-200 power cord

1973 Accuphase C-200 lives again

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Accuphase C-200 are excellent preamps from the 70's and built to last. Unfortunatelly, power cords are proprietary, pricey or hard to find (especially if you are outside US). This alternative is 3d printed. I used metal strips cutted in pieces of a salvaged inkjet printer body.

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chaosbc wrote 12/10/2019 at 21:52 point

Thanks Dan, my work is nowhere near perfect and I really do appreciate all insights that helps to improve it. I am happy to being able to bring this device back to life but I will try to enhance safety.

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Dan Maloney wrote 12/10/2019 at 16:26 point

I think what gets me worrying is the chance that the contacts will be pushed (or pulled) out of those rectangular holes. Not sure what if anything is restraining them. If there were a small ridge around the perimeter of the holes, like a little overhang that the leading edges of those contacts could bear against, that would seem more secure.

Sorry, not trying to be overly critical, or a Safety Sally. I'd just hate for you to pull the plug out of the amp some day and leave the contacts behind. And like I said, you may have taken care of that already and it's just not showing up in the  images.

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Dan Maloney wrote 12/09/2019 at 23:33 point

Say what you will about standards, but I'm glad we can count on things like IEC power cords these days. Still, this is a great use for 3D-printing, even if those contacts scare the hell out of me.

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chaosbc wrote 12/10/2019 at 09:27 point

Thanks for your comment. What is so scary about my contacts? (sorry I am not an engineer, just a silly guy unconscious of danger :D. (If contacts are tight enough I cannot see any electric arc risk)

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