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DC Plug for AC/DC Converter Problem--Hole Too Big

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by W. Watson, Feb 9, 2004.

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  1. W. Watson

    W. Watson Guest

    I need some trick to properly size a DC plug (female) into the DC socket (female) on
    an electronics box. The adapter sent to me was too small a diameter to fit over the
    socket tip, so I cut off the plug, and mounted an N type from Radio Shack. I did a
    make shift job, because the DC cord was too big for the RS plug. Eventually, the plug
    broke loose. I asked a friend to pick up a plug at an electronic store in Sacramento,
    but she got a plug, although, the wire will slip into it well, the size of the inner
    cylinder is too big to make a connection with the pin in the socket. Is there some
    clever trick I can use to make the cylinder size smaller?
    Wayne T. Watson (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N, 2,701 feet, Nevada City, CA)
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  2. John G

    John G Guest

    electronic store in Sacramento,
    Yes take your device to Radio Shack or wherever and buy the
    matching plug
    for the socket on your device.

    There are several inside and outside diameters of these plug
    and various combinations of both.

    Only way for an amateur to get it correct is to fit them in
    the shop then pay your money.
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