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Nick Collingwood
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From: New York, NY, USA
Registered: Apr 2016

 - posted April 18, 2016 03:07 PM      Profile for Nick Collingwood   Email Nick Collingwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey everyone. I'm new here. I recently came across a wicked craiglist deal for an apparently working Elmo ST1200. Only thing is, I forgot to check for the cord and when I got home realized it wasn't in there. The seller is going to search but that might be a wild goose chase. Just hoping it actually works!

I've tried researching/searching for the cord which is I believe a rectanglar PH-163 cord with the 3 slightly offset circular prongs (the cord is female) but it is very hard to find!! My goodness.

Anyone know of a cheap source for these or have any laying around? Also I've heard you can swap out the plug with a more standard computer plug. How difficult is that if I have no soldering experience?


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Barry Fritz
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 - posted April 18, 2016 03:33 PM      Profile for Barry Fritz   Email Barry Fritz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If it was advertised as working, the seller must have the cord. Keep after him.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted April 19, 2016 09:24 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Older power cords are very difficult to find, and if you can, the price can be sky high. Here is a link to a power cord for $18.95 which may be what you need.


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Steve Klare
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 - posted April 19, 2016 10:13 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It is often possible to change over to a modern style inlet (IEC-301).

It is kind of life threatening if it's done wrong. There is a big difference between the two input lines: the line side carries voltage, the neutral is pretty close to ground. If the neutral side gets connected to the line side connection inside the projector, the hot side won't be connected through the fuse and if there is a short to chassis there could be a fire. (Probably melt the cord for one thing.)

The other half of this is that green chassis ground wire. Its job is to keep all the parts a human being can touch close to zero volts so you won't (you know...) die. If the ground isn't connected up and the line side shorts to chassis, instead of the fuse blowing, the metal case will become live and if you're lucky it will only toss you across the room! (-been there...done that!)

I once got a machine with one of these surgeries with chassis ground unconnected. Fortunately I noticed before there was an incident.

The replacement connectors I know require soldering. If you aren't ready for this job, it's better to find someone who really is. What you don't know can hurt you a whole lot!

All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted April 19, 2016 06:45 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Power cords for the Eumig 800 and 900 series are exactly interchangeable with the Elmo's

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Steve Klare
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 - posted April 19, 2016 07:22 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Paul,

These Eumigs and Elmos use the IEC-301 standard cord: basically the line cord you want to find on anything you buy.

There is one of these for every dead personal computer on the planet. (-and we all have a few of those!)

ST-1200HD has the IEC style cord, but some of the earlier non HDs don't.

ST-800 (my travel projector) uses a cord I've never seen on anything else. (I've come close to losing it at least twice! My compliments to the staff at the Ocean Holiday...)

All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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