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Power cable's

What to do when you can't lift or sand speaker cab's .

I needed to make some cables because my tube amps use Neutrik powercon plugs ,I like how they lock in place .

The cable I'm using is the same cable I used in the power supply's in the amps ,its a excellent cable PART# MIL-W-16878/4 Description 20-TE-1932

Neutrik -20A NAC3FCA cable plug power in ,chassis socket NAC3MPA-1 NAC3FCB cable plug power out ,chassis socket NAC3MPb-1

Neutrik-32A NAC3FC-HC cable plug ,chassis socket NAC3MP-HC

Sheild- TE Connectivity braided cable sleeve 7.5mm expandable copper 2:1.

Double Insulation sleeving- Techflex Acrylic Resin coated fiberglass Grade C-2,500V

For the power board I'm having Lucas @ BlackArt laser cut me a face plate for the Neutrik chassis sockets .

Cheers

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  • edited November 2016

    These cable's are for myself ,some pic's Blue is power in ,white power out & the black is the 32A plug.

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  • I do like the Neutrik connectors...

  • edited November 2016

    Waiting for the Techflex .

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    Cheers

  • Face plate ,to be mounted to 75mm SHS

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    Cheers

  • 4 finished . Putting the first plug on is easy the 2nd plug is a !@#$fest ' :D 20161117_100520 20161117_103942 20161117_104327 20161117_154709 20161117_154731 20161117_162139 Cheers

  • Pretty. Needs some knock-off electrical certification labels!!

  • It cost over $600- to get the power board approved :)

  • Nice benchtop. ;)

    Who approved the cable? Serious question. :->

  • GeeEmm said: Nice benchtop. ;)

    Who approved the cable? Serious question. :->

    What did on first base :D

    Nothing has been approved :)

  • MALfunction said: It cost over $600- to get the power board approved :)

    I would be very surprised if you could get a power board "approved" for $600 =D>

    I suppose that depends on what "approved" means. :-??

  • GeeEmm said:

    MALfunction said: It cost over $600- to get the power board approved :)

    I would be very surprised if you could get a power board "approved" for $600 =D>

    I said cost over

    :D

  • Just get it tested, to be safe.

    The hardware that 'test & taggers' use is sufficient. :-b

    It will test polarity, leakage, 500V flash test etc...

  • GeeEmm said: Just get it tested, to be safe.

    The hardware that 'test & taggers' use is sufficient. :-b

    It will test polarity, leakage, 500V flash test etc...

    You know the case has to be double insulated & fitted with a RCD as well . Still haven't finalised what to use for the case ? :)

  • edited November 2016

    MALfunction said:

    You know the case has to be double insulated & fitted with a RCD as well . Still haven't finalised what to use for the case ? :)

    What would be easier would be using a part/full metal chassis & ensuring all external metal components are earthed back to the GPO.

    Dunno 'bout the RCD as an actual requirement...

    maybe try a 20A dual-pole RCBO!? eg

    http://agmelectrical.com.au/circuit-protection/clipsal-1-pole-2-pole-4-pole-rcd-mcb-rcbo-safety-switches/clipsal-2-pole-20amp-6ka-safety-switch-rcd-mcb-rcbo.html

  • edited November 2016

    GeeEmm said:

    MALfunction said:

    What would be easier would be using a part/full metal chassis & ensuring all external metal components are earthed back to the GPO.

    Dunno 'bout the RCD as an actual requirement...

    maybe try a 20A dual-pole RCBO!? eg

    http://agmelectrical.com.au/circuit-protection/clipsal-1-pole-2-pole-4-pole-rcd-mcb-rcbo-safety-switches/clipsal-2-pole-20amp-6ka-safety-switch-rcd-mcb-rcbo.html

    Had a read looks good .The circuit in the lounge is 32A aand clipsal make a 32A unit .

    Cheers

  • edited November 2016

    MALfunction said:

    Had a read looks good .The circuit in the lounge is 32A aand clipsal make a 32A unit .

    But your GPO & plug is only 20A!!!

    If the RCBO doesn't trip until 32A, you will fry something else waiting for that to happen.

  • edited November 2016

    GeeEmm said:

    MALfunction said:

    Had a read looks good .The circuit in the lounge is 32A aand clipsal make a 32A unit .

    But your GPO & plug is only 20A!!!

    If the RCBO doesn't trip until 32A, you will fry something else waiting for that to happen.

    GPO & plug 32A :)

    I'm allowed tp weld in my lounge room :D

  • I bet Jill will have something to say about THAT!

    Yes, now I remember, you have the unswitched 32A GPO :-b

    Who's your daddy!? :x

  • Power board cable & cables with the IEC sockets . At the moment I can't be bothed to change the iec sockets over to powercon sockets . I used the basic Furutech IEC plug .it has better screw terminals and cable strain relief over the Clipsal 465C . Connecging into the iec sockets the Furutech has a better fit & tighter grip of the pinsover the Clipsal . Using 100% sheilded power cables I hope the cables wont drift out over time with the Furutech . Both IEC plugs are rated @ 10A 240V . Latter on I would prefer to change over the iec plugs to Powercon plug's . 20161123_182940 20161130_120412

    Next make up the power boards . A mate is going to do a test & tag to make sure there safe .

    Cheers

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