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What power input is this?

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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, February 10, 2019 7:18 PM

Those screws are all over out here.  My deck boards are scewed down using those.  All the hardware, lumber yards, and big box like Menards, Home Depot, and Lowes stocks them.

The clutch head is pretty popular too.  Kind of a reversed gear shape with teeth.  The old philipps are still around, but any of the others work better,  giving a better grip.

Yes there are couple of different sizes.

So,  I guess we wait for more info on the socket the OP shows.

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Posted by rrinker on Sunday, February 10, 2019 7:07 PM

 My set that includes various tamper proof types includes Robinsons in various sizes. 

 When I saw the picture I figured the OP must be Canadian. Went back to the thread, well his avatar says Toronto Maple Leaf so I would assume that would be true. 

 Don't seem them much around here. It may be the one thing Canadians have kept to themselves. They've exported their beer, their bacon, and their favorite game. Laugh

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:32 PM

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Tamper proof screws? I'm missing something. The 4 screws that hold the cover plate on are common, not tamper proof. Technical name is a Roberstson head.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:26 PM

Tamper proof screws?  I'm missing something.  The 4 screws that hold the cover plate on are common, not tamper proof.  Technical name is a Roberstson head.

If you look inside the track power hole, you see the same plug as the side we're all looking at.

I think the close-up picture had me thinking it was bigger.

Oh well, I guess I'll wait and see what it ends up being.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:00 PM

I was totally focused on the plugs and missed the tamper proof screws as well as the question, what transformer. For some reason, I also thought phono plug size, but that is not the female end of a phono plug.

Just because I think I see Switch power, doesn't mean it is or still is, after all, there is a big hole where there is supposed to be Track Power.

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Posted by rrinker on Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:53 PM

 Yeah, the threads on the outside were throwing me off too, I'm used to PCB mounted sockets, not panel mounts for those types of plugs.

 I too lean towards the larger 2.5mm size, the smaller sizes ususally don;t have a split int he center pin. 2.5mm is a standard size used in many places. 2,1mm is more common these days, it seems, but the amount of current the connector cna handle is directly related to the size of the center pin.

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Posted by richg1998 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:49 PM

Specs? It does resemble an audio connector. I did audio many years ago.

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Posted by betamax on Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:25 PM

gthomson

Can anyone tell me what type of power pack or transformer I would need for this type of input plug?  

Could be anything. You will have to take things apart to see exactly what is connected to this jack. There are too many variables to just guess at exactly what this jack is for.

 

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Posted by gregc on Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:07 PM

the thread on the outside confused me.  it looks like a a pretty standard DC connector that a wall wart plug into

what's the purpose?   does it provide a power so circuitry or is it track power?

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:04 PM

It says Switch power.  Mike is in the running too. 

Whatever it is, it could be swapped out by an Ebay connector for less than the price of a powerball ticket.

If you are at work, I strongly suggest you not search "plug" on EbayEmbarrassed

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:52 PM

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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:47 PM

I've never seen that type before, but I did do a little searching around, and it looks like this one, I repeat, LOOKS like:

https://sg.element14.com/lumberg/1614-15/chassis-socket-psu-panel-mount/dp/1243249

Not that it's a big help, but maybe you can track it down from there.

What does it say above that jack?  The right jack says Track Power.

Is this a European layout?  

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Posted by RR_Mel on Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:46 PM

More info please.  OD & ID of the shell and OD of the center pin.  What does it power?
 
 
 
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What power input is this?
Posted by gthomson on Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:11 PM

Can anyone tell me what type of power pack or transformer I would need for this type of input plug? 

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