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#1 boyd

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 01:24 PM

I have a fork mount that needs power. Here is a pick of the plug.  Any help on locating the proper cord and transformer.  Thanks

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 01:38 PM

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 01:54 PM

Grab that one that Mike posted for you, this style Belden cable is no longer made.   


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 01:57 PM

See https://www.cloudyni...hl= ph#8208163=

 

Outside of installing a new socket you'll have to get one of those ancient cords.

 

I would try a CN Want ad too.

 

And note that it is likely 110/120v.

 

Guiding or adjusting rate will require a circuit to change the AC Hertz rate from the standard 60Hz.

 

Search CN for 'drive correctors', the scope versions vanished when computerized scopes arrived.

 

EDIT Just saw the other posts, they can be fussy to get, so try the EB link



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Posted 02 March 2020 - 02:18 PM

I regularly browse the electronics section of a couple of charity thrift stores (Deseret Industries here in Utah) and found a power cord like this for $5 a couple of years ago for a piece of HP test equipment that I had.

I think I have seen other such cords upon occasion, but didn't bother with them since I had all that I need.  However, if they can be sold for $33 each, I'll keep that in mind next time I see one. 


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 02:55 PM

I managed to find a couple that were extra long on eBay last fall, like around ten feet.  The extra length is nice for a telescope.

 

Hi John!  (I'm in West Valley)


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 03:01 PM

There are a number of issues with the mount. Would it be best to just junk it in favor or a new eq2 or 3?

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 08:10 PM

There are a number of issues with the mount. Would it be best to just junk it in favor or a new eq2 or 3?

If you decide not to use it, don't junk it. There are people here that like to fix stuff and you could offer it to them just for the cost of shipping. There's a Free To A Good Home topic at the top of the forum just for such things.


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Posted 03 March 2020 - 11:27 AM

I purchased one for my Super C8+ mount a few months back, an exact match, and polarity, to the original cord that came with my drive corrector.  

 

Listed on eBay as: "HP Hewlet Packard Celestron Wurlitzer PH163 Vintage 3 Prong Oval AC Power Cord" for $35.00.  Also known as a Belden 17280 or a Belden 17952 (reverse polarity).



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 04:52 PM

EQ2/3 is not heavy enough to carry a C8. You would need an EQ4/CG5/SP/GP/SVP class mount.




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