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Tek power cables, older equipment


@0culus
 

For instruments like the 114 pulse generator, 184 time mark generator, and more. Does anyone know of a good place to either get these power cables? I have one, that came with my Type 114. With a 184 on the way, I'd like to find another.

Thanks!

Sean


David Holland
 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/PRIME-6-ft-3-Prong-Gray-Air-Conditioner-Appliance-Power-Cord/1002462146


Something like that works on my 184 & 106....

May have to trim off the little nubbin on the female end, but it works well
enough...

David

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 1:07 PM <sdturne@q.com> wrote:

For instruments like the 114 pulse generator, 184 time mark generator, and
more. Does anyone know of a good place to either get these power cables? I
have one, that came with my Type 114. With a 184 on the way, I'd like to
find another.

Thanks!

Sean




Tom Gardner
 

On 23/05/20 18:07, sdturne@q.com wrote:
For instruments like the 114 pulse generator, 184 time mark generator, and more. Does anyone know of a good place to either get these power cables? I have one, that came with my Type 114. With a 184 on the way, I'd like to find another.


Eric
 

I make my own. The Leviton No. 5269 fit the frames with no modification. They fit, barely but it is not a force fit

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From: TekScopes@groups.io <TekScopes@groups.io> On Behalf Of sdturne@q.com
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:08 PM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: [TekScopes] Tek power cables, older equipment

For instruments like the 114 pulse generator, 184 time mark generator, and more. Does anyone know of a good place to either get these power cables? I have one, that came with my Type 114. With a 184 on the way, I'd like to find another.

Thanks!

Sean


@0culus
 

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I think either the air conditioner cord or one of the adapters will be perfect for what I want.

Sean


 

Hi Sean,
David Holland beat me to the punch. The air conditioner extension cords sold by Lowes are a perfect solution once you shave off the little nubbin on the female end next to where the D-shaped earth connector is. They come in many different lengths, they are inexpensive, and you can buy them in almost any hardware store beside Lowes.

I wish everything was this easy to replace on Tek equipment.

Dennis Tillman W7pF

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Holland
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:14 AM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Tek power cables, older equipment

https://www.lowes.com/pd/PRIME-6-ft-3-Prong-Gray-Air-Conditioner-Appliance-Power-Cord/1002462146


Something like that works on my 184 & 106....

May have to trim off the little nubbin on the female end, but it works well enough...

David


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 1:07 PM <sdturne@q.com> wrote:

For instruments like the 114 pulse generator, 184 time mark generator,
and more. Does anyone know of a good place to either get these power
cables? I have one, that came with my Type 114. With a 184 on the way,
I'd like to find another.

Thanks!

Sean




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Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator


Raymond Cote
 

I dint have those types if scopes. What do they look like ? Picture would be nice

In matters of style, float with the current. In matters of Principle, stand like a rock. “. — Thomas Jefferson —

On May 23, 2020, at 12:07, "sdturne@q.com" <sdturne@q.com> wrote:

For instruments like the 114 pulse generator, 184 time mark generator, and more. Does anyone know of a good place to either get these power cables? I have one, that came with my Type 114. With a 184 on the way, I'd like to find another.

Thanks!

Sean



 

Hi Raymond,
It is a 3 prong MALE plug sticking out the rear of the instrument with a plastic shroud around it to prevent you from touching a hot connector.
There may be pictures of the connector on the back of the instruments Sean mentioned up on TekWiki so you could see for yourself what they look like. They were not un-common until the mid-1960s where the danger was more appreciated and where we switched to worldwide 3 prong power cords that adhered to standards like the IEC 60320 or NEMA power plugs which are also used in the US.

Dennis Tillman W7pF

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Raymond Cote
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:21 PM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Tek power cables, older equipment

I dint have those types if scopes. What do they look like ? Picture would be nice

In matters of style, float with the current. In matters of Principle, stand like a rock. “. — Thomas Jefferson —

On May 23, 2020, at 12:07, "sdturne@q.com" <sdturne@q.com> wrote:

For instruments like the 114 pulse generator, 184 time mark generator, and more. Does anyone know of a good place to either get these power cables? I have one, that came with my Type 114. With a 184 on the way, I'd like to find another.

Thanks!

Sean







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Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator


Leon Robinson
 

I just go to Walmart and buy a 25 foot 3 prong cord, cutoff 5 or 6 feet or
what ever I need at the female end put on a male plug and a female connector
on the other piece of the cord and have another extension cord.Trim the nud off and sometimes a little bit on the corners of the female connector.


Leon Robinson    K5JLR

Political Correctness is a Political Disease.

Politicians and Diapers should be changed
often and for the same reasons.

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, 5:00:09 PM CDT, Dennis Tillman W7pF <@Dennis_Tillman_W7pF> wrote:

Hi Sean,
David Holland beat me to the punch. The air conditioner extension cords sold by Lowes are a perfect solution once you shave off the little nubbin on the female end next to where the D-shaped earth connector is. They come in many different lengths, they are inexpensive, and you can buy them in almost any hardware store beside Lowes.

I wish everything was this easy to replace on Tek equipment.

Dennis Tillman W7pF

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Holland
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:14 AM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Tek power cables, older equipment

https://www.lowes.com/pd/PRIME-6-ft-3-Prong-Gray-Air-Conditioner-Appliance-Power-Cord/1002462146


Something like that works on my 184 & 106....

May have to trim off the little nubbin on the female end, but it works well enough...

David


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 1:07 PM <sdturne@q.com> wrote:

For instruments like the 114 pulse generator, 184 time mark generator,
and more. Does anyone know of a good place to either get these power
cables? I have one, that came with my Type 114. With a 184 on the way,
I'd like to find another.

Thanks!

Sean




--
Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator


Raymond Cote
 

Oh, ok Dennis. I remember those. Also what us Tek wiki?

In matters of style, float with the current. In matters of Principle, stand like a rock. “. — Thomas Jefferson —







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TekScopes Moderator



Colin Herbert
 

http://w140.com/tekwiki/wiki/Main_Page

A most useful facility.
Colin.

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Raymond Cote
Sent: 24 May 2020 12:31
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Tek power cables, older equipment

Oh, ok Dennis. I remember those. Also what us Tek wiki?

In matters of style, float with the current. In matters of Principle, stand like a rock. “. — Thomas Jefferson —







--
Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator



 

Hi Leon,
This sounds like a much more expensive and more time consuming solution than buying an Air Conditioner extension cord.
You should try the simple solution the next time. I think you find it is so simple you will use it every time from now on.

Dennis Tillman W7pF

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Leon Robinson
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:09 PM
To: tekscopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Tek power cables, older equipment

I just go to Walmart and buy a 25 foot 3 prong cord, cutoff 5 or 6 feet or what ever I need at the female end put on a male plug and a female connector on the other piece of the cord and have another extension cord.Trim the nud off and sometimes a little bit on the corners of the female connector.


Leon Robinson K5JLR

Political Correctness is a Political Disease.

Politicians and Diapers should be changed often and for the same reasons.

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, 5:00:09 PM CDT, Dennis Tillman W7pF <@Dennis_Tillman_W7pF> wrote:

Hi Sean,
David Holland beat me to the punch. The air conditioner extension cords sold by Lowes are a perfect solution once you shave off the little nubbin on the female end next to where the D-shaped earth connector is. They come in many different lengths, they are inexpensive, and you can buy them in almost any hardware store beside Lowes.

I wish everything was this easy to replace on Tek equipment.

Dennis Tillman W7pF

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Holland
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:14 AM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Tek power cables, older equipment

https://www.lowes.com/pd/PRIME-6-ft-3-Prong-Gray-Air-Conditioner-Appliance-Power-Cord/1002462146


Something like that works on my 184 & 106....

May have to trim off the little nubbin on the female end, but it works well enough...

David


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 1:07 PM <sdturne@q.com> wrote:

For instruments like the 114 pulse generator, 184 time mark generator,
and more. Does anyone know of a good place to either get these power
cables? I have one, that came with my Type 114. With a 184 on the way,
I'd like to find another.

Thanks!

Sean




--
Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator







--
Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator


 

Hi Raymond,
To paraphrase Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy)
"If you want to survive out here, you've got to know where TekWiki is at all times".
It has the answer to everything Tek made that you want to know more about.
http://w140.com/tekwiki/wiki/Main_Page

Dennis Tillman W7pF

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Raymond Cote
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:31 AM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Tek power cables, older equipment

Oh, ok Dennis. I remember those. Also what us Tek wiki?

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Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator




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Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator


Raymond Cote
 

Yrs Dennis. I browsed it and it is amazingly thorough. Good reference. Thanks a bunch

In matters of style, float with the current. In matters of Principle, stand like a rock. “. — Thomas Jefferson —

On May 24, 2020, at 18:49, Dennis Tillman W7pF <@Dennis_Tillman_W7pF> wrote:

Hi Raymond,
To paraphrase Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy)
"If you want to survive out here, you've got to know where TekWiki is at all times".
It has the answer to everything Tek made that you want to know more about.
http://w140.com/tekwiki/wiki/Main_Page

Dennis Tillman W7pF


-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Raymond Cote
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:31 AM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Tek power cables, older equipment

Oh, ok Dennis. I remember those. Also what us Tek wiki?

--
Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator




--
Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator



Daveolla
 

At 06:49 PM 5/24/2020, you wrote:
Hi Raymond,
To paraphrase Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy)
"If you want to survive out here, you've got to know where TekWiki is at all times".
It has the answer to everything Tek made that you want to know more about.
http://w140.com/tekwiki/wiki/Main_Page

Dennis Tillman W7pF

Say what?????? I thought that was TEKSCOPES .............it even had the answer to check out TekWiki!!!!

And your the moderator! :)


Leon Robinson
 

Dennis,It only takes less than 10 minutes and I get a cord that is the exact length
I need and another extension cord, always have need of extension cords.
Plus the cords are a smaller gauge and considerably more flexible, like the original cords.Yup i;m old enough to remember them.


Leon Robinson    K5JLR

Political Correctness is a Political Disease.

Politicians and Diapers should be changed
often and for the same reasons.

On Sunday, May 24, 2020, 6:19:24 PM CDT, Dennis Tillman W7pF <@Dennis_Tillman_W7pF> wrote:

Hi Leon,
This sounds like a much more expensive and more time consuming solution than buying an Air Conditioner extension cord.
You should try the simple solution the next time. I think you find it is so simple you will use it every time from now on.

Dennis Tillman W7pF

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Leon Robinson
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:09 PM
To: tekscopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Tek power cables, older equipment

I just go to Walmart and buy a 25 foot 3 prong cord, cutoff 5 or 6 feet or what ever I need at the female end put on a male plug and a female connector on the other piece of the cord and have another extension cord.Trim the nud off and sometimes a little bit on the corners of the female connector.


Leon Robinson    K5JLR

Political Correctness is a Political Disease.

Politicians and Diapers should be changed often and for the same reasons.

    On Saturday, May 23, 2020, 5:00:09 PM CDT, Dennis Tillman W7pF <@Dennis_Tillman_W7pF> wrote:

Hi Sean,
David Holland beat me to the punch. The air conditioner extension cords sold by Lowes are a perfect solution once you shave off the little nubbin on the female end next to where the D-shaped earth connector is. They come in many different lengths, they are inexpensive, and you can buy them in almost any hardware store beside Lowes.

I wish everything was this easy to replace on Tek equipment.

Dennis Tillman W7pF

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Holland
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:14 AM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Tek power cables, older equipment

https://www.lowes.com/pd/PRIME-6-ft-3-Prong-Gray-Air-Conditioner-Appliance-Power-Cord/1002462146


Something like that works on my 184 & 106....

May have to trim off the little nubbin on the female end, but it works well enough...

David


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 1:07 PM <sdturne@q.com> wrote:

For instruments like the 114 pulse generator, 184 time mark generator,
and more. Does anyone know of a good place to either get these power
cables? I have one, that came with my Type 114. With a 184 on the way,
I'd like to find another.

Thanks!

Sean




--
Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator







--
Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator


 

Hi Dave,

Don't get your panties in a bunch :)

We are incredibly fortunate to have our own staggering reference library -
TekWiki.
An encyclopedia can give provide you with a staggering amount of
information. But reading an encyclopedia from end to end and being and
comprehending everything you read is not an efficient way to learn anything.
The combined talent and expertise of the TekScopes members can tell you what
information is relevant, how to use the information that is available, and
what you should ignore as irrelevant so you don't have to read the entire
encyclopedia to find the answer you seek.
The members of the vintageTEK Museum worked at Tek and have the "ground
truth" to know what is important for preserving the Tek legacy.

TekWiki, TekScopes, and the vintageTEK Museum are three entire different
resources that each have their strengths.
We are so fortunate that we have these three resources to help us pursue our
passion.

Dennis Tillman W7pF

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Daveolla
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:30 PM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Tek power cables, older equipment

At 06:49 PM 5/24/2020, you wrote:
Hi Raymond,
To paraphrase Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the
Galaxy) "If you want to survive out here, you've got to know where
TekWiki is at all times".
It has the answer to everything Tek made that you want to know more about.
http://w140.com/tekwiki/wiki/Main_Page

Dennis Tillman W7pF

Say what?????? I thought that was TEKSCOPES .............it even had the
answer to check out TekWiki!!!!

And your the moderator! :)






--
Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator


Roy Thistle
 

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 07:11 PM, Dennis Tillman W7pF wrote:


It is a 3 prong MALE plug
Hi All:
If you head over to the Azur Electronics Website, at:
http://azurelectronics.com/Tektronix%20Type%20184%20Time%20Mark%20Genera.htm
You can see where he is replacing the Tektronix male plug, on the back of a 184, with a CE222 (just the European version of the IEC male plugs; but, for 2220V.) In my opinion, I wouldn't mod a 184 like that.
I've also seen two conductor zip cord soldered onto the pins of those male plugs... ya, don't do that, its so uncool... and dangerous.
Best regards and wishes
Roy


DaveH52
 


SCMenasian
 

This message appeared a couple of days after I made an eBay purchase of 5 1 foot long cords for $9.99+tax. I was aiming for the lowest possible cost. I figured 1 foot was the right length for me since my power strip would be under a foot from the back of the instrument. They are expected to arrive this week and I don't think I'll have any problems cutting them to size. A 575 Curve tracer will get one, A 067-0532-01 Constant Amplitude Signal Generator will get another. I even think I can cut one to fit the 2 prong connector on a 130 LC Meter.