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tomnjulie
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Reged: 12/04/12

Loc: Texas
Celestron CG-5 Cord Problem
      #5561480 - 12/08/12 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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RTLR 12
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Reged: 12/04/08

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Re: Celestron CG-5 Cord Problem new [Re: tomnjulie]
      #5561522 - 12/08/12 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.

Stan

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3889594

Stan


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skywolf856
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Reged: 01/25/08

Loc: SE Michigan
Re: Celestron CG-5 Cord Problem new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5561718 - 12/08/12 11:55 PM

+1 for the radioshack cord.

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rockethead26
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Loc: Arizona, USA
Re: Celestron CG-5 Cord Problem new [Re: skywolf856]
      #5562008 - 12/09/12 08:43 AM

+2

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fuzzystuff4ever
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Reged: 11/26/12

Loc: Micco, FL
Re: Celestron CG-5 Cord Problem new [Re: skywolf856]
      #5562013 - 12/09/12 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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rflinn68
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Reged: 03/09/12

Loc: Arkansas
Re: Celestron CG-5 Cord Problem new [Re: fuzzystuff4ever]
      #5562044 - 12/09/12 09:19 AM

Quote:

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.


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fuzzystuff4ever
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Reged: 11/26/12

Loc: Micco, FL
Re: Celestron CG-5 Cord Problem new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5562074 - 12/09/12 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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RTLR 12
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Re: Celestron CG-5 Cord Problem new [Re: fuzzystuff4ever]
      #5562131 - 12/09/12 10:13 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

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

Stan


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tomnjulie
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Reged: 12/04/12

Loc: Texas
Re: Celestron CG-5 Cord Problem new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5566784 - 12/11/12 11:35 PM

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

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