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#1 tomnjulie

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

I just received a new Clestron CG-5. The only problem so far is the power cord does not screw onto the telescope recepticle. It plugs in but does not secure itself. Anyone else seen this? Any ideas.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:16 PM

The power cord that comes with the CG-5 is designed to fit the CGEM. It does NOT screw onto the CG-5 socket. I have replaced all of my Celestron power cords with these from Radio Shack.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

+1 for the radioshack cord.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:43 AM

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:45 AM

Does the Radio Shack cord plug in just like the standard one? I've never had it disconnect; it plugs in pretty securely.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

Does the Radio Shack cord plug in just like the standard one? I've never had it disconnect; it plugs in pretty securely.


Lucky you...Mine has lost connection a few times, usually right after I have done a very careful alignment. I will be looking into these Radio Shack cords if they plug in more securely than my factory one. I think they would have to. One trick is to get a very small screwdriver or the like and spread the tabs that the cord connects to. It worked for me but was only temporary. I hope these Radio Shack cords will end my problem because this is the only thing I have against my CG5. Then I will also have an extra power cord for my CGEM DX. :grin:

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

Does yours have the right-angle connector? The long cord is kind of annoying sometimes, although was useful when a club member's LX200GPS about 15ft. away had his generator konk out; I dragged my battery over near his scope so he could plug in (he had one of those short coiled cords).

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:13 AM

I have never had a problem with the Radio Shack cords on my 5 Celestron mounts. The 90ยบ connector has never come out of the socket.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:35 PM

The radio shack cord works like a charm. It was a great solution. Thanks.


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