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Posted by Pam Thompson (Member # 6431) on October 26, 2018, 02:44 AM:
I am a huge fan of retractable cords on anything really.. Yesterday I found a Keystone K108 at the thrift store and was pleasantly surprised to find that it has a retractable cord. Was this common on Keystone (or other brand) projectors?
Posted by Mike Spice (Member # 5957) on October 26, 2018, 02:54 AM:
As someone who has spent 30 odd years working with mains leads, I have to say I find retractable cords the work of the devil!

I much prefer a cord (lead) with a plug at each end, that can be removed and stored, rather than coiled up inside.

My vacum cleaner being the only exception!
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 26, 2018, 10:38 AM:
I would say that it's most uncommon.
I have lots of projectors and only three have such mains leads, Elf/Eiki M1 16mm, Pathescope Gem & Pathescope Son, both 9.5mm.
Posted by Janice Glesser (Member # 2758) on October 26, 2018, 05:02 PM:
Hi Pam... Although not common I've had two projectors with retractable cords. One a Keystone K-160 (16mm) and the other a Dual8 GAF Anscovision 788. I have to agree with you Pam...I like the retractable cord...keeps things neat and tidy. However if the cord rewind is not working can be a pain to get the cord to travel back into the machine.

[ October 26, 2018, 11:42 PM: Message edited by: Janice Glesser ]
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 29, 2018, 03:39 AM:
Having reread Pam's comment I seem to have misunderstood.
I assumed the reference was to projectors with fully connected mains leads which were coiled by hand at the end of a show, i.e. a lead with no connecting socket on its end.
I now realise that the leads refereed to coil back automatically like a steel tape measure.
I must say that I've never met a projector with a mains lead like that.

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