Old HP test equipment power connectors...

tony duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed May 27 00:26:24 CDT 2015

> Right now, I'm cursing the guy who thought that the "cloverleaf" or
> "mouseketeer" power receptacle was a good idea.  I'm sitting here
> looking at an HP ScanJet wondering if it would be worth the effort to
> replace it.
> Fer heaven's sake, what was wrong with the IEC connector?

If you mean the one that a mad friend of mine calls the 'figure of 12' (on the grounds that the
2 pin one used on radios, etc, is often called a 'figure of 8') then I believe it _is_ an IEC
connector, in the same standard as the more familiar 'kettle plug'.

The thing that annoys me about this connector is that a rewireable cable socket does not
seem to exist. Just moulded cables, which I dislike on the grounds I can't check that the wires
are properly connected (and not just held on one strand). A rewireable 'figure of 8' does exist,
but the version I have seen doesn't have a proper cable clamp.


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