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 Post subject: The Plug Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:52 
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I can hardly believe this thread didn't exist already.

I have a plug problem. I don't understand them. I know they come in a thousand different flavours, but I'll be damned if I know how to describe the. It's like describing to a hair dresser what you'd like them to do to your hair. The language is unknown to me.

Anyway, I have this laptop charger, and it's missing the lead that connects to the mains. Any idea what lead I should be looking for?

P. S. Feel free to share pics of your fave leads! This thread is for all plugs, apart from butt ones.


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 Post subject: Re: The Plug Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:58 
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I think those are commonly known as a figure eight. They're pretty common, I'd be surprised if you don't already have one.


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 Post subject: Re: The Plug Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:59 
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IEC c7...


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 Post subject: Re: The Plug Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:00 
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That looks like it just needs a "figure of 8" plug which apparently is a

UK Lead IEC C7 Plug

(but I've never heard it referred to as anything other than a figure of 8 except when I was much much younger and then it was a cassette plug in the same way the PC power supply one was a kettle plug)


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 Post subject: Re: The Plug Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:04 
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Also sometimes known as a mini IEC (the regular being the kettle plug)

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 Post subject: Re: The Plug Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:05 
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markg wrote:
I think those are commonly known as a figure eight. They're pretty common, I'd be surprised if you don't already have one.


:this:


Also, that laptop charger reminded me of this
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 Post subject: Re: The Plug Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:27 
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Is that an original charger? I don't see many on figure-eights. They usually use the 3-pin clover leaf.


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 Post subject: Re: The Plug Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:35 
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Quote:
This thread is for all plugs


Finally!

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apart from butt ones.


Aww.


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 Post subject: Re: The Plug Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 13:03 
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Thanks all! Looks like IEC C7 is the thing.

It's not an original charger, I bought it as an additional one for my old HP Stream laptop (and my wife has nicked the original charger to use with her laptop).

Also, just realised how massive my images were, apologies for my enormous plucked chicken fingers.


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 Post subject: Re: The Plug Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 13:52 
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Findus Fop wrote:
Thanks all! Looks like IEC C7 is the thing.

It's not an original charger, I bought it as an additional one for my old HP Stream laptop (and my wife has nicked the original charger to use with her laptop).

Also, just realised how massive my images were, apologies for my enormous plucked chicken fingers.


And purchased! Keep an eye on the "Things You've Bought" thread in the coming days for photographic updates.


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 Post subject: Re: The Plug Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 15:47 
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 Post subject: Re: The Plug Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 15:54 
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That was really interesting that.


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 Post subject: Re: The Plug Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 16:00 
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