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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 9:33 pm   #1
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Default Solari two pin mains lead help sought please.

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I hope some here will have far more knowledge/experience of 2 pin mains lead plugs.
I have a Solari Flip clock from the 60s, I collect these clocks and every one I have seems to have a 'bodged fit' 2 pin mains plug!
The required plug type should have a pitch between the pins of somewhere between the shaver type and the figure 8 IEC C7 (I believe it is called)
The shaver type plug pins are too close together, whilst the IEC are too far apart, pin diameters seem ok.
Is there such a plug between the two sizes, or was this a special to Solari?
Any help, thoughts appreciated
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 3:27 pm   #2
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A photo or photos may help to identify the socket. Also what is the model number?
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 4:03 pm   #3
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I've found a pic of a socket on a Solari flip clock on the internet but it's not very clear and I've tried to make it clearer. Is it the same type that you mean?
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Hi
Sorry for late reply...
The pin centres are 8.5mm, pin diameter 3mm
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Default Re: Solari two pin mains lead help sought please.

Rob,

Amongst my collection of Fig 8 leads, I think I have one that seems to match the dimensions you have provided.

It's a bit of an oddball as, ever since I got it, it's too loose to use on all the Fig 8 equipment I have at home.

It has a 5ft black, 2 core lead with the moulded Fig 8 at one end & in excellent condition.


What are the measurements of the aperture in the back case?


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Hi Tony
The aperture is 18mm x 10.5mm
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Rob,

I've sent you a PM


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Default Re: Solari two pin mains lead help sought please.

I have one like this in the workshop at the moment on a 1978 keyboard synthesiser built in East Germany. I haven’t been able to find a cable to fit so I think I’ll change the socket.
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Lead supplied.

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