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jhalbrecht
October 9th, 2017, 12:50 PM
Can I purchase a power cord to fit this inlet connector on a Cromemco Z-2D S-100 computer? I have a couple other pieces of equipment that use this same kind. Failing an entire assembled cord can I order just the one piece? From Mouser or ??? Any idea what this style is called? I placed the more common cord next to it for some size comparison.

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mloewen
October 9th, 2017, 01:59 PM
Something like this, perhaps?

www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Belden-Oval-3-Prong-8-AC-Power-Cord-/352178942724

...or this:

www.ebay.com/itm/Hewlett-Packard-H-P-7ft-6-18-3-Oval-PH-163-Older-Test-Equipment-Power-Cord-Grey-/182795416881

jhalbrecht
October 9th, 2017, 02:02 PM
Check it out! I found one.

For fifty buck$!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Electronics-Equipment-Alpha-Power/dp/B011CAHLTE

DDS
October 9th, 2017, 03:03 PM
That thing better be a hundred feet long!

Oh wait!

glitch
October 9th, 2017, 03:51 PM
That style of cord is common on older equipment. I've seen them listed as various things, sometimes as "adding machine cables." There's a two-prong version, too.

amouse
October 9th, 2017, 04:00 PM
Yes I know about this, I have one for my older Cromemco. It's absolutely no consolation but newer models have a standard kettle socket instead.

glitch
October 10th, 2017, 05:31 AM
Yes I know about this, I have one for my older Cromemco. It's absolutely no consolation but newer models have a standard kettle socket instead.

I've got two Z-2D boxes and one uses the old style while the other uses a standard IEC (kettle) cord. I guess they switched mid-production or something.

Chuckster_in_Jax
October 10th, 2017, 02:24 PM
Be careful what you buy. The polarity is reversed on some of those. Need to know which polarity you need.

glitch
October 10th, 2017, 04:36 PM
Be careful what you buy. The polarity is reversed on some of those. Need to know which polarity you need.

IIRC it doesn't matter on the Cromemco -- straight into a large transformer. Chuckster is right though. Probably one of the reasons these things were pretty quickly replaced by IEC plugs!

jhalbrecht
October 15th, 2017, 08:56 AM
Can I purchase a power cord to fit this inlet connector on a Cromemco Z-2D S-100 computer?


Thanks for the links and comments S-100 folk! I got a couple power cords landed for ~$20 buck$. They have the same polarity as one another and match the polarity of the input pins.

They work on my machine.