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Where to find good, heavy-duty power cord?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Edword, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Edword

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    None of the amps I bought used came with an AC cord. I've substituted AC cords from computers, but most are short and thin.

    The best AC cord I've got came with my G-B Shuttlemax, that I bought new. It's the same "computer" type, but nice and long, and much thicker than the others. Anyone know where I can buy that type? I'd like to get one for each of my used heads so I don't get tempted to use my G-B cord among all my amps.

    TIA
  2. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

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    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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    Find a place that sells electronic parts, try a commercial supplier who will deal with the public. That is where I get mine.
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  6. JimmyM

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    And don't let anyone tell you different...the cheap stuff is just as good as the expensive stuff.
  7. CapnSev

    CapnSev Supporting Member

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    Yup. Just hit up Radio Shack. They have nice, long power cables with a lifetime warranty and cheap price.
  8. Edword

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    Thanks guys
  9. username1

    username1 Supporting Member

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    asterope cable?
    Just kidding, that would be the day i spent over $100 for a power cable.
  10. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Supporting Member

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    Where do you work? If it has a good IT department, they'll have tons of power cords, not just for desktop either. Some of the server ones I've seen look like they're made of welding cable.
  11. scowboy

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    I've often made them. Www.parts-express.com sell Wategate IEC and Edison ends. You can then cut your 12-14 gauge cable to length.

    They are very easy to build.
  12. MIMike

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    There is a electronics recycling place that has a retail store near me. They sell the power cords they get for a buck each. I dig through them and pull out the heavier (14) a gauge versions. There are usually not many of them as most are 18 gauge, but every now and then I will find one that is worth a dollar to me.

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