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General Chat Thread, Excess Of Three Pin Power Supply Leads in General; I had 3 heaving boxes of power cabling here. Then I decided to have a clear out. Threw out all ...
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    I had 3 heaving boxes of power cabling here.
    Then I decided to have a clear out.

    Threw out all the old ones, tatty ones, short ones, and kept only the decent newish ones.

    Now I have just 2 heaving boxes :P

    Same goes for network cabling as well - I've got CAT5 coming out of my ears! :P


    Isn't it funny how you keep all this "spare" kit "in case you need it", and then the 1 thing you actually DO need is the one thing you don't have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete10141748 View Post
    I had 3 heaving boxes of power cabling here.
    Then I decided to have a clear out.

    Threw out all the old ones, tatty ones, short ones, and kept only the decent newish ones.

    Now I have just 2 heaving boxes :P

    Same goes for network cabling as well - I've got CAT5 coming out of my ears! :P


    Isn't it funny how you keep all this "spare" kit "in case you need it", and then the 1 thing you actually DO need is the one thing you don't have?
    Or when you know you've got what you need but because you've got so much spare stuff you don't know where it is.

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    Do you think there are more power leads than devices that use them in the world?

    It reminds me of the story that Atari made 12 million copies of ET the game for only 8 million atarti consoles. The game was terrible and atari buried 5 million copies in the desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpinjamez View Post
    Do you think there are more power leads than devices that use them in the world?

    It reminds me of the story that Atari made 12 million copies of ET the game for only 8 million atarti consoles. The game was terrible and atari buried 5 million copies in the desert.
    That's pretty funny. Problem is that when ever you buy something as a direct replacement, you generally get a new power cable as well, so item X ends up in the bin but the cable doesn't normally fail.

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    Those of you who do have these going spare should contact Computer Aid International, or other such PC re-use charities. Lots of people donate them computers, but they seldom get the "incidentals" like power cables (or keyboards and mice, come to that) so they'd be more than grateful for them.

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    I like to replace the power cables when we put new equipment, and the old cables go with the piece of equipment, where ever that may be... But we still end up with boxes and boxes of spare ones some how.

    What I can never seem to find is the cables with the right angled 3 pin plug on! Get them occasionaly with some of the Xerox printers, but am always short on them!
    Last edited by TronXP; 21st May 2008 at 10:10 AM.

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