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    Name this connector!

    What are these connectors called?
    They're on the mains side of our Toshiba netbook PSUs and we need the male version to make a pat testing adapter cable but can't find them on the RS website
    I'm sure one of you good people will know!
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    We refer to it as a Mickey Mouse connector
    not sure what its official name is though (Triple? Triangle? Pyramid?)

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    Clover leaf.

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    Name this connector!

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    Male is an IEC-C5 connector. Female is an IEC-C6.

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    ...Steve!
    Oh dear....
    Is it Friday by any chance?

    Thanks all - we've got 'em now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    ...Steve!
    You know what........
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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    You know what........
    Single handedly the best picture I have ever seen posted on this board.

    Also, I think I might start labelling my box of them Steve too, though I do wish you'd been naming an IEC C13, I have much more of them.
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    I was first introduced to them as Mickey mouse cables but I believe they are more commonly referred to as cloverleaf.

    When I was on about them to my boss and called them Mickey Mouse cables I think he thought I'd gone mad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyRidal View Post
    What are these connectors called?
    They're on the mains side of our Toshiba netbook PSUs and we need the male version to make a pat testing adapter cable but can't find them on the RS website
    I'm sure one of you good people will know!
    If you are trying to pat test the PSU some are going to fail a pat test by the way they are designed as the earth does no travel all the way through the cable only to the psu - I know this is the case the HP chargers we have so would be something to bear in mind incase you suddenly condem all your laptop chargers!

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