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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by hrh1818, Jun 30, 2008.

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  1. hrh1818

    hrh1818 Guest

    Any suggestions as to where one can an adapter to go from a Y shape
    male plug to a standard U.S. electrical outlet. The plug looks like a
    smaller version of the type of plugs you find on dryers. It is
    definitely not T shaped. A google search for power plug adapter turns
    up several hits for universal power plug adapters which are designed
    to work with T shaped plugs but none for Y shaped. If I can't find
    one I will replace the Y shaped power plug with a standard U.S. power
    plug. A step down transformer is not needed as the equipment is
    designed to work from either 120 volt or 240 volt power.

    Howard
     
  2. | Any suggestions as to where one can an adapter to go from a Y shape
    | male plug to a standard U.S. electrical outlet. The plug looks like a
    | smaller version of the type of plugs you find on dryers. It is
    | definitely not T shaped. A google search for power plug adapter turns
    | up several hits for universal power plug adapters which are designed
    | to work with T shaped plugs but none for Y shaped. If I can't find
    | one I will replace the Y shaped power plug with a standard U.S. power
    | plug. A step down transformer is not needed as the equipment is
    | designed to work from either 120 volt or 240 volt power.
    |
    | Howard

    Something like this?
    http://www.campingworld.com/browse/...r-with-Straight-15-Amp-Male-Plug/skunum=24495

    Cheers
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    Oh Hell, that aint nothing!.

    We have 220V, 3 phase receptacles just about every where in the plant
    from the original system when it was 220 through out!. Now we use 480, 3
    phase but never changed the receptacles! :)

    We just love it when we have contractors bringing in their
    220 devices and plugging it into 480 :)

    You would think that we'd mark all of this!, well some of it is still
    labeled here and there how ever, over the years the local habitat from
    their house keeping etc, has painted over them or removed them.

    The only ones that are still clearly marked are those that are still
    220 volts in the 220 receptacles! .. Ha. what a way to go.


    http://webpages.charter.net/jamie_5"
     
  4. Ecnerwal

    Ecnerwal Guest

    Depends - if the thing is not going to go back to wherever its plug came
    from, a simple normal US plug and cutting the end off to fit the new US
    plug should be the easy solution. Just a thought.
     
  5. hrh1818

    hrh1818 Guest

    Thanks for the great lead. It is a CPCS-CCC Chinese 10A 250V Plug
    and it is used on Chinese made digital storage scope. As far as I can
    tell from the Wikipedia article Chinese and Australian/New Zealand 10A
    250V plugs are interchangeable.

    Howard
     
  6. hrh1818

    hrh1818 Guest

    It is a CPCS-CCC Chinese 10A 250V plug. That Wikipedia article is a
    great resource for information on the various types of power plugs
    used around the world.

    Howard
     
  7. hrh1818

    hrh1818 Guest

    No, all the pins were approximately !/4 inch wide by 1/16 inch thick
    by 13/16 inch long blades. You were close but no cigar.

    Howard
     
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