Your Universal Remote Control Center
RemoteCentral.com
Custom Installers' Lounge Forum - View Post
Previous section Next section Previous page Next page Up level
Up level
The following page was printed from RemoteCentral.com:

Login:
Pass:
 
 

Page 1 of 2
Topic:
Shorter IEC Power Cords
This thread has 24 replies. Displaying posts 1 through 15.
Post 1 made on Thursday September 1, 2016 at 08:34
Mario
Loyal Member
Joined:
Posts:
November 2006
5,680
I'm looking for shorter IEC power cords for easier management.
Specifically for 4ft and 5ft lengths.

I'm not looking to spend $10 or $20 per cable.
What I found so far is ~$8 from cables to go (do they have a business accounts that offers better pricing?), and MA for about $20 (IEC-48X20)

My shorter, 1ft, 2ft and 3ft can be easily sourced, but not the 4ft and 5ft.

I want to get a 10 pack, throw it in the van and have them available in tight cabinets when OEM 6ft cables are way too long.

For those nicer jobs where racks are deployed, I can justify $20 cables, but not in the simple hang and bangs.


BTW, I did find this thread from 8 years ago, but didn't want to dig it up: [Link: remotecentral.com]
Post 2 made on Thursday September 1, 2016 at 09:29
GotGame
Super Member
Joined:
Posts:
February 2002
3,984
cablewholesale
[Link: cablewholesale.com]
I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.
Post 3 made on Thursday September 1, 2016 at 09:38
highfigh
Loyal Member
Joined:
Posts:
September 2004
7,985
And this place has IEC cables in many lengths, in white.

http://www.infinitecables.com/

I bought three white 2' cords and it was less than $15, shipped from Canada.
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
OP | Post 4 made on Thursday September 1, 2016 at 09:41
Mario
Loyal Member
Joined:
Posts:
November 2006
5,680
On September 1, 2016 at 09:29, GotGame said...
cablewholesale
[Link: cablewholesale.com]

I don't see anything other than 3', 6' and longer IEC cables.
Am I searching for it wrong?

I do see that they do have 1.5' cables, so that's a nice score.
Post 5 made on Thursday September 1, 2016 at 10:31
alihashemi
Select Member
Joined:
Posts:
June 2006
1,891
Ali Hashemi
Post 6 made on Thursday September 1, 2016 at 12:50
spoinkster
Long Time Member
Joined:
Posts:
February 2013
24
Ethereal Has Power cables ;-)
[Link: metrahometheater.com]
"Enter clever comment here" Paid endorser of Metra AV Products
Post 7 made on Thursday September 1, 2016 at 16:08
sbacon99
Long Time Member
Joined:
Posts:
August 2006
79
[Link: stayonline.com]

Available in 6 inch increments up to 4 feet, 4 and 5 foot 10 amp cords are $5 each.

They sell or can make pretty much any power cord you could need.
OP | Post 8 made on Thursday September 1, 2016 at 16:31
Mario
Loyal Member
Joined:
Posts:
November 2006
5,680
On September 1, 2016 at 10:31, alihashemi said...

No 4 or 5 footers
Post 9 made on Thursday September 1, 2016 at 18:01
iform
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
September 2010
740
Doesn't MA have some. I would assume pricey though.
OP | Post 10 made on Friday September 2, 2016 at 02:30
Mario
Loyal Member
Joined:
Posts:
November 2006
5,680
On September 1, 2016 at 18:01, iform said...
Doesn't MA have some. I would assume pricey though.

20 pack of 4' ends up being over $400, or $20 per unit.
OP | Post 11 made on Saturday September 3, 2016 at 11:27
Mario
Loyal Member
Joined:
Posts:
November 2006
5,680
On September 1, 2016 at 16:08, sbacon99 said...
[Link: stayonline.com]

Available in 6 inch increments up to 4 feet, 4 and 5 foot 10 amp cords are $5 each.

They sell or can make pretty much any power cord you could need.

Nice find!

Looking at [Link: stayonline.com] , they make cords in .25" increments.
Now I can have 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75 foot cords for those short 'direct path' tight spaces.

And like you said, they can even make them in custom size length.
Post 12 made on Saturday September 3, 2016 at 15:22
jimstolz76
Loyal Member
Joined:
Posts:
December 2007
5,607
The MA ones aren't just "power cords", they are shielded and the conductors are twisted and throw off much less RF than normal power cords. I saw a test with an RF meter and romex, standard IEC power cord, bare 14/2 conductors, bare 14/2 inside metal conduit, and Middle Atlantic's "signal safe" power cords. Big difference. Price to match, but hey...you know.
Post 13 made on Sunday September 4, 2016 at 10:49
vwpower44
Super Member
Joined:
Posts:
August 2004
3,660
I buy mine from Amazon. Just search for C7, C5 or C13. I usually get them for aroun $4-6 each.
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish...
Post 14 made on Tuesday February 7, 2017 at 13:52
joellite
Lurking Member
Joined:
Posts:
February 2017
1
Try these guys for power cables

[Link: lextec.com]
Joel Litwin
Post 15 made on Tuesday February 7, 2017 at 14:20
Ernie Gilman
Yes, That Ernie!
Joined:
Posts:
December 2001
29,925
I was going to recommend stayonline and quail. It's nice that someone else had found stayonline.

On September 3, 2016 at 11:27, Mario said...
Looking at [Link: stayonline.com] , they make cords in .25" increments.

...well, .25 FOOT increments, but yeah.
Now I can have 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75 foot cords for those short 'direct path' tight spaces.
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Page 1 of 2


Jump to


Protected Feature Before you can reply to a message...
You must first register for a Remote Central user account - it's fast and free! Or, if you already have an account, please login now.

Please read the following: Unsolicited commercial advertisements are absolutely not permitted on this forum. Other private buy & sell messages should be posted to our Marketplace. For information on how to advertise your service or product click here. Remote Central reserves the right to remove or modify any post that is deemed inappropriate.

Hosting Services by ipHouse