Old HP test equipment power connectors...

Pete Turnbull pete at dunnington.plus.com
Wed May 27 15:25:02 CDT 2015

On 27/05/2015 21:06, Chuck Guzis wrote:

> The 2.5A rating on the C5...C8 connectors had me wondering if the UK
> versions have fused mains plugs--and if it's still customary to use the
> ubiquitous 13A fuses in those...

Nope, normally 3A.  3A, 5A and 13A are the most common sizes, with plugs 
commonly available off the shelf with 3A fitted, though I keep 1A, 2A, 
7A and 10A as well.

BTW, those C5/C6 connectors are almost universal on HP, Sony, and 
Toshiba laptops over here.  PITA.  If you ever need to buy a spare, you 
can bet it'll cost twice as much as the same cable with a C13 on it. 
C13 connector cables are commonly fitted with 5A fused plugs for PCs 
(and used to be for CRTs) or 3A for LCDs etc.


Pete Turnbull

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