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Old 02-20-2013, 09:58 PM   #61
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So, just to spell it out , we need the:

502-HPCC4F (cord plug)
502-HPCP41F (Panel mount outlet)


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Old 02-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #62
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So, just to spell it out , we need the:

502-HPCC4F (cord plug)
502-HPCP41F (Panel mount outlet)
Yes that is correct


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Old 02-23-2013, 02:17 AM   #63
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For what's its worth (and this might be common sense) make sure you use flat bolts/screws for the receptacle in order to allow the plug to "snap-in". I initially used rounded bolts and was so confused as to why I couldn't get the plug to snap-in place. I realized that the rounded bolt was preventing the plug for penetrating deep enough to lock in place.

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Old 02-23-2013, 03:53 PM   #64
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I used aluminum 1/8" rivets instead of screws. They look a little cleaner than screws, I used them for the xlr panel mount as well.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:30 PM   #65
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i got mine and am very close to wrapping up my build. however, i have the xerox copier gfci and the compression nut even had issue slipping over some of the wires. knowing how much i'd have to "chisel out" to slip it on, i went ahead and just bought a locking plug and receptacle. on the plus side, no confusion about what is what and an accidental plug in... just need to wait a few days for them to come on.

on the downside, waiting some more.

love this recommendation though. thanks.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:26 PM   #66
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Has anyone contacted Switchcraft and asked them whether this is a suitable application for these plugs and sockets? I am rather dubious myself.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:03 AM   #67
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You mean besides this, found on page 1 of the same thread you're replying to?
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We beat this around quite a bit in the http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/sho...you-do-212079/ thread. Runs4beer did get this answer directly from Switchcraft: "The connectors are rated for 50 A (for the Fast-on terminal type) and 1500 VAC rms. There should be no problem with the customer's application."

Here's what I posted in the other thread:

Switchcraft certainly stands behind using the HPC (High Power Connector) series for this type of use. In addition to the email cited above, from the product sheet:

Markets
• Loudspeakers
• Power audio amplifiers
• Medical
• Process Controls

From the specs:

High Power Connector, 30 A Current Rating, Silver-Plated over Copper Alloy Contact Material
30 A Rating Per UL 1977 on PC Mount Versions
50 A Rating Per UL 1977 on FastonŽ Versions
1500 VAC (RMS)
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Neutrik, who appears to make the premium version of these connectors, specifically warns against use of their speakON connector for AC mains or power supply.

http://www.neutrik.com/en/speakon/stx-series/nlt4fx

They make a different, more robust version for power:
http://www.neutrik.com/en/audio/powercon/powercon-32-a/
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Neutrik, who appears to make the premium version of these connectors, specifically warns against use of their speakON connector for AC mains or power supply.

http://www.neutrik.com/en/speakon/stx-series/nlt4fx

They make a different, more robust version for power:
http://www.neutrik.com/en/audio/powercon/powercon-32-a/
So, if I am not using them to supply the Main, but rather just power from box to element, I should be ok with the Switchcraft then?

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Customer review not favourable compared to Neutrik products... FWIW.

http://reviews.parts-express.com/244...s/category.htm

Can't help feeling that powercon is the way to go. But I've ordered a couple of the Switchcraft HPCs to take a look.


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