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Old 22nd Nov 2021, 9:05 am   #1
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Default Kikusui PSU mains cable stowage mod

A rather modest 'success' but one I'm sharing in case it appeals to others.

I have two Kikusui PAB PSUs I acquired from an ex-BBC engineer. He shared my dislike of captive trailing mains cables, or perhaps I acquired that from him too...

With test gear in particular, I also don't see the use of yards of trailing cable when I'm working on the bench.

Given that these units have insufficient space to add a Cannon or IEC socket, he devised a very neat way of stowing the cables, atop the unit, by the addition of two cable tidy 'brackets' plus opening the square holes in the lids.

I've just acquired a further s/h unit - which in any event had a damaged mains cable, and made the same mod myself.

It makes for neat stowage.

Best explained in pictures.
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Old 22nd Nov 2021, 7:15 pm   #2
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Default Re: Kikusui PSU mains cable stowage mod

Neat! I particularly like the nibbled-out ventilation hole bit. The cable brackets will also help with the tendency of some to put a folder/newspaper/whatever over the ventilation holes on hard-worked PSUs- probably more likely in a work rather than home setting.

I'm not a fan of captive leads either- sometimes there's simply no space for an IEC inlet but a stub of cable with an IEC line plug on it is one option.
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