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Classic USB power cable and replacement connectors
Message #1 Posted by Mark Henderson on 8 Mar 2010, 3:55 p.m.

An enterprising gentleman has developed an after-market Classic series DC power plug and a USB power cable - I purchased a USB cable from eB*y and it is wonderful! He also sells just the connector for retrofit in case your connector/cable is flakey. A little pricey, but not when compared to the alternative. Highly recommended.

Classic Power Cable

      
I saw those last week and found them intriguing. >>
Message #2 Posted by tim m. on 9 Mar 2010, 12:41 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Mark Henderson

I could use a new plug as mine has its structural integrity provided by a lot of Loctite epoxy. ;)

What I'd really like to see is a faithful molded repro, in black plastic, of the original plug.

-Tim

            
Re: I saw those last week and found them intriguing. >>
Message #3 Posted by aj04062 on 14 Mar 2010, 3:44 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by tim m.

hey Tim,

What would you pay for a new plug? I could model one in CAD and then "rapid prototyped" from a hard rubber. No mold required.

I need one for a restoration I am doing. If you might pay, maybe I'd got that route.

Adam

                  
Re: I saw those last week and found them intriguing. >>
Message #4 Posted by Alberto Fenini on 15 Mar 2010, 1:01 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by aj04062

That would be interestating, do you think it could be done for the battery cover latches as well ? Take care Alberto

                        
Re: I saw those last week and found them intriguing. >>
Message #5 Posted by aj04062 on 16 Mar 2010, 6:37 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by Alberto Fenini

Perhaps. That would take a bit more modeling and trial and error, I think. I have a need too on a 55 that has acid eaten latches.

What model do you need them for?

Do you feel there is a bigger demand for these?

                              
Re: I saw those last week and found them intriguing. >>
Message #6 Posted by Alberto Fenini on 16 Mar 2010, 9:44 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by aj04062

Well, I do think very is a huge demand, if price is attractive enough, since are very easy to break, 8 out of 10 battery covers will need a replacement.

The problem I can see is that there are different models and differente colours to be done, and this may increase the production price.

If you want, I can send you some sample pics, I can post them here, or I can send you an email, I can be reached at alberto_1964 at hotmail.com, let me know

take care Alberto

                                    
Re: I saw those last week and found them intriguing. >>
Message #7 Posted by aj04062 on 16 Mar 2010, 12:29 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Alberto Fenini

well, I modeled the part up and am getting the first piece today or tomorrow. I will need to match the color of my 55 (black should be much easier).

I only have a 55. Are all the classics the same except for color?

If succesful with this one, it shouldn't be hard to do the other models. I would need good samples to start from. Are you willing to let me borrow yours if it is different than the 55?

peace, Adam

                                          
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Message #8 Posted by Alberto Fenini on 16 Mar 2010, 1:21 p.m.,
in response to message #7 by aj04062

Sure I will, I have sent you an email, how much are we talking about ? take care, Alberto

                                                
Re: I saw those last week and found them intriguing. >>
Message #9 Posted by aj04062 on 16 Mar 2010, 5:38 p.m.,
in response to message #8 by Alberto Fenini

I'll let you know when I get a price to produce the part. I should know on Weds.

Adam

                                                      
Re: I saw those last week and found them intriguing. >>
Message #10 Posted by Alberto Fenini on 16 Mar 2010, 6:14 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by aj04062

Thank you very much for the time and the brilliant idea, take care Alberto


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