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Joe Balitzki
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 - posted July 09, 2016 07:35 AM      Profile for Joe Balitzki   Email Joe Balitzki   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have misplaced the power cord for my Chinon 9500 projector. Until I find it I was wondering if a replacement power cord for a laptop or similar would work. However, there are so many to choose from that I don't know what to try. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Steve Klare
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Hi Joe,

Can you shoot a picture of the inlet and post it here?

BTW: If a computer power cord plugs in, you are good to go. That square plug with two corners shaved off is an international standard and anywhere it plugs in it really has to be correct electrically too.

-People like Underwriters Labs would get really bent out of shape if it didn't!

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Joe Balitzki
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 - posted July 09, 2016 10:07 AM      Profile for Joe Balitzki   Email Joe Balitzki   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
On this auction there is a picture of the back of the projector showing the power cord inlet:
Chinon 9500 Auction on eBay

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Steve Klare
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 - posted July 09, 2016 10:29 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Unfortunately that's not the same plug. The one I'm thinking of (Standard IEC 301) has been the standard a long time and basically any PC you run into uses it.

It's used on a lot of more modern projectors too. My machines that use this one have been running on cords from dead PCs for years! (I basically can't ever lose the cords for these. There's always more.)

I think Janice may know this cord. None of my machines use it.

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Joe Balitzki
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 - posted July 09, 2016 10:57 AM      Profile for Joe Balitzki   Email Joe Balitzki   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I know the plug you are referring to; my Elmos use them.

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Maurice Leakey
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Joe
Why not rewire with an IEC connector?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Sale-IEC-320-C14-Male-Plug-3-Pins-PCB-Panel-Power-Inlet-Socket-Connector-SG-/331340892318

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-ft-18-AWG-Universal-Right-Angle-Power-Cord-IEC320-C13-to-NEMA-5-15P-/222094181454?hash=item33b5d8444e:g:OxoAAOSwx-9WzRkj

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Steve Klare
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You could do that, but you'd have to be really careful: there are several ways of wiring it wrong that would actually allow the machine to work normally, but become potentially dangerous.

For example if you switched the line and neutral connections inside, the fuse would now be on the neutral side and if there was a short to chassis, the fuse wouldn't blow and if you are very lucky all that will happen is the wiring will melt.

The other one is sometimes people don't reconnect chassis and earth ground. Now if there is a short inside the chassis is at line voltage and if you touch it, so are YOU! If you then touch something grounded, you are now electric!

(I bought a machine wired like this once...)

Then again if you flipped neutral and ground, you would pop GFI (RCD) outlets. If you flipped line and ground, you'd pop the panel circuit breaker after a huge spark when you plugged it in.

3 connections: 1 way to connect them right!

-but as long as you know what's what, you'll do fine.

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Joe Balitzki
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I do not have any knowledge of electrical wiring. Don't even own a voltmeter and I am no good with a soldering iron. I'm going to leave well enough alone! I may simply buy a Chinon or GAF for parts and swap out the cord. While a laptop cord may work I don't know which one to buy as there are many to choose from online.

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Janice Glesser
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Hi Joe....I have found that these 2-Prong Power Cords compatible with Kodak Slide Projectors work well in Chinons and other 2-Prong power outlet projectors. If a little tight just adjust until it fits. They aren't very long...but you can plug it into an extension cord. Very inexpensive and an easy replacement.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AC-Power-Cor d-Cable-Outlet-Plug-Electric-Lead-For-KODAK-Carousel-Slide-Projector-/121300246233?hash=item1c3e0eded9

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Steve Klare
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See!

-you don't need to know everything!

You just need to know who knows!

Janice? Is this machine plastic cased? A metal cased machine really needs that third prong.

In really olden times there were metal cased ungrounded appliances.

-then again they also used asbestos "snow" in Christmas displays!

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Janice Glesser
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Steve...Joe will have to confirm that the case on his 9500 is plastic. My guess is yes. I haven't seen a Chinon case that wasn't. I have a Chinon 7800 and oddly enough it has a 3-prong computer plug. However in addition to Chinons...the two-prong plugs are very common on several projector models made in Japan and Hong Kong...such as Sankyos (1000, 2000H, 600)...Keystone 2500... B&H 10MS, 11XJ. 20XS to name a few.

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Joe Balitzki
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Yes, the Chinon 9500 projector has a plastic case. That would explain why the plug is not 3 prong. I have ordered the power cord Janice; will let you know how it fits. I also ordered a Chinon 6100 for parts that has the power cord. One of the cords should work! While the 9500 has a plastic case, its quite heavy nonetheless. I was frustrated when I removed the 9500 from its box as everything was there except the power cord. Why I didn't put the cord in the box when I last used it I have no idea! The one thing that I wish the 9500 had is 800' reel capacity instead of 600'. This Thread is yet another example of why Janice is our resident Bond Girl! [Smile]

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