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Old 1st Jun 2020, 6:08 pm   #1
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Default Sony TC 800 mains lead

Hi everyone, I'm trying to locate a mains lead for a Sony TC800 portable reel to reel tape deck, it is a 4 pin lead with a nodule on the top of the plug, the top two pins are for mains voltage and the bottom two are for battery use, i know its a long shot but if anyone can point me towards acquiring one that would be great. Thanks Trevor
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 6:55 pm   #2
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Hi Trevor,
Could you post a picture?

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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 7:12 am   #3
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Just sold one of these, sorry not much help. you could change it for a figure of 8 type, I have one of those with battery SW.

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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 10:31 am   #4
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That's a pity I know I had one, but when I found it it was a battery one, the giveaway was there were two big croc clips on the end, sorry. Mick.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 12:34 pm   #5
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Just sold one of these, sorry not much help. you could change it for a figure of 8 type, I have one of those with battery SW.

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Hi Andy, ive tried a figure 8 lead but it doesn't, but worth a try bud. Thanks gor the though.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 12:35 pm   #6
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That's a pity I know I had one, but when I found it it was a battery one, the giveaway was there were two big croc clips on the end, sorry. Mick.
Thanks anyway Mick, much appreciated bud.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 12:41 pm   #7
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Hi Trevor,
Could you post a picture?

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Here we are Chris, the top 2 pins are mains the bottom 2 are for 12 volt, the plug has a nodule on the top of it which when the plug is inserted it disconnects the battery side.
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The attached picture is actually the DC cable connector (it has contacts in the bottom 2 holes, the AC one has contacts in the top 2) but it should give a good idea as to what to look for
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These are unfortunately rare, there are more devices about that use them than actual cables. Very occasionally they come up on eBay - for a price. Often the cheapest way is to find an old Sony cassette/radio on eBay that is going cheap but that comes with the same cable. You will have to be lucky, others will probably have the same idea! It may take a while....

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Old 4th Jun 2020, 5:30 pm   #10
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These are unfortunately rare, there are more devices about that use them than actual cables. Very occasionally they come up on eBay - for a price. Often the cheapest way is to find an old Sony cassette/radio on eBay that is going cheap but that comes with the same cable. You will have to be lucky, others will probably have the same idea! It may take a while....

Peter
Thank you so much for the info Peter, yes very rare indeed but I'll keep looking.
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The attached picture is actually the DC cable connector (it has contacts in the bottom 2 holes, the AC one has contacts in the top 2) but it should give a good idea as to what to look for
Thanks a lot Tony, I'll keep on looking.
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