Pays to save power cables from old equipment

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Pays to save power cables from old equipment

Post by DON » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:15 am

Kept a couple from old printers. Bought a new Canon which didn't include the cord and old was a match.

Yesterday. Kettle cord went. Had a spare printer cord downstairs which was exactly the same design as the kettles.

I'm now out, so hoping nothing else goes

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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:17 am

I always keep them. Most TVs and Blu-ray players use similar cords.
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Post by aikiman44 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:36 am

I got caught short and Amazon had them, only a couple bucks.
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Post by BSears » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:13 am

Glad I'm not the only one that hordes power cables (and data cables). :shifty:
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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:34 am

I horde cords also. If I don't have one then I order them from monoprice.

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Pays to save power cables from old equipment

Post by HapaHapa » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:34 am

DON wrote:Kept a couple from old printers. Bought a new Canon which didn't include the cord and old was a match.

Yesterday. Kettle cord went. Had a spare printer cord downstairs which was exactly the same design as the kettles.

I'm now out, so hoping nothing else goes

DON
As long as the printer cord has as much insulation and wire weight as your kettle cord. Undersized wire will get really hot.
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Post by jaw » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:23 pm

BSears wrote:
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:13 am
Glad I'm not the only one that hordes power cables (and data cables). :shifty:
Also guilty as charged. :oops:

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Post by gwells » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:02 pm

i have a bin of wall warts, too. most of which i have no idea where they came from. i've started using a labeler now any time i buy something that has a wall wart.

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