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    Figure of 8 to Kettle Lead Converter

    Hi there,

    Does anyone know if its possible to convert a Figure of 8 plug (IEC C7) to a Kettle Lead type plug (IEC C13).

    I ask as one of our projectors has failed, and it has a figure of 8 lead. We have a spare projector, but it requires a kettle lead. So instead of pulling out all the cables I wondered if there was a way to do this.

    Previously we have used similar converters from Maplin to convert a Figure of 8 to a clover leaf.

    However I can;t find any on the internet, so I am assuming its not possible (or even safe!).

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    Edit: No as the figure 8 does not have ground, I read it backwards hence the info below.

    You can do it the other way though:

    Leads Direct - Mains leads and cables

    2m IEC C14 plug to IEC C7 ( Figure of Eight, Calculator/Radio style) 2C14-C7 3.49 inc VAT (3.03 ex VAT)
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    Thanks, looks like its going to have to be a 5m Power lead and pulling up all the cable trunking! Or a new projector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielson81 View Post
    Thanks, looks like its going to have to be a 5m Power lead and pulling up all the cable trunking! Or a new projector?
    Is this any good or is it the wrong way round.

    Travel Kettle Plug Adaptor | Adapt your Hotel Room Kettle 8 Style Connector

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    Thanks, its the wrong way round.

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    How about just cutting the end off it and putting on a re-wireable IEC Connector.

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    If the procjector has a kettle lead then it is most likey a class I device and needs a earth. It would fail a PAT test if the earth isn't connected and could potentially be dangerous.

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    Thanks, I think I will just tell them to get another projector.

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