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12-28-2013, 05:48 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Battery Charger Power Cord Alternative Idea

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Most of you here may already know - but wanted to throw this out there for those of you who haven't done this. The tiny power adapter for Apple / MacBook makes carrying the charger more compact and does away with carrying the long power cord. This works with any charger that came with a removable cord.

You can find these adapters online - I happened to pick one up for 50cents at electronics flea market.

Rick

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12-28-2013, 05:58 PM   #2
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Very cool. There are tons of these knockoffs on Amazon for $3 or less.

It looks like there will be a space between the white charger head and the socket since the body of the charger head is not flush with the backside of the Pentax charging unit. Can you provide a side view photograph of what that looks like?
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Didn't know about these adapters. Will have to pick up a few.
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Very cool. There are tons of these knockoffs on Amazon for $3 or less.

It looks like there will be a space between the white charger head and the socket since the body of the charger head is not flush with the backside of the Pentax charging unit. Can you provide a side view photograph of what that looks like?
Thanks for looking guys! You're right EarlVon - There is a small space because the adapter is not totally flush with the back of the charger. But the AC Prongs stick out enough that its not a problem with staying securely put in the AC outlet. Pictures from the sides & top.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hinomaru Quote
Hi

Most of you here may already know - but wanted to throw this out there for those of you who haven't done this. The tiny power adapter for Apple / MacBook makes carrying the charger more compact and does away with carrying the long power cord. This works with any charger that came with a removable cord.

You can find these adapters online - I happened to pick one up for 50cents at electronics flea market.

Rick
Thanks Rick, didn't know about this.
Just looked them up on eBay and bought a few.
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Thank you Rick

Good idea. It is even shorter than my customised short cable !

I had a look on electric standards. The electric connector with a cross-section in eight-shape is named IEC C7
IEC 60320 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
AC power plugs and sockets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

With the keywords "C7 plug" or "C7 adapter", tons of items can be found on Ebay.

The pins can be foldable or not, perpendicular or parallel to the axis.
Here is a selection of black plugs, that suit nicely the Pentax charger

US plug

US Plug TO IEC C7 Apple Ibook Macbook Camera Charger | eBay

PC plug (IEC C13-C14)

Adaptateur Branchement Prise C14 IEC Vers 8 C7 | eBay

EU plug

Strom Adapter Eurostecker Euro 2 Euro 8 Europlug EN50075 IEC 60320 C7 Plug EU | eBay

UK plug

UK Mains Power 3 PIN Plug TO Figure 8 C7 Type Adaptor AC 3A Fused Travel Adapter | eBay
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