Need powercord for soundcraft mixer

Discussion in 'Pro Audio' started by jim, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. jim

    jim Guest

    Thanks for taking note. The mixer is a Soundcraft spirit folio FX8
    and the power supply and cord is the same as the SX12. The end that
    plugs into the mixer is what I need. This is a problem on all these
    mixers - you have to buy a complete power supply. There are 3 wires
    and they can be soldered inside the power module. The plug is
    rectangular about 5/16"x1/4". Its a cheap setup on an otherwize
    quality mixer and yes it falls out too easily. My cord works but the
    plug is damaged. If anyone out there has a bad power supply with a
    good plug - I need it. I'll pay $15 ??????? for this cord.
    952866 is the part number on the power supply. Be sure to email me
    directly at:



    thanks Jim

    JIM SCHMIDT
    4480 N. ACADEMY Ave.
    SANGER, CA 93657
    ph./fax (559) 875-0659
     
    jim, Feb 12, 2004
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  2. jim

    me Guest

    On 12 Feb 2004 10:54:53 -0800, (jim) wrote:

    >Thanks for taking note. The mixer is a Soundcraft spirit folio FX8
    >and the power supply and cord is the same as the SX12. The end that
    >plugs into the mixer is what I need. This is a problem on all these
    >mixers - you have to buy a complete power supply. There are 3 wires
    >and they can be soldered inside the power module. The plug is
    >rectangular about 5/16"x1/4". Its a cheap setup on an otherwize
    >quality mixer and yes it falls out too easily. My cord works but the
    >plug is damaged. If anyone out there has a bad power supply with a
    >good plug - I need it. I'll pay $15 ??????? for this cord.


    They ALL crap out at this point, and Soundcraft want a fortune for the
    PSUs. I hard wire them (yep, I know its a suboptimal solution) or if
    the client absolutely insists on a removable PSU, I replace both plug
    and socket with something better (XLR4M chassis and XLR4F cord IIRC).
    M
     
    me, Feb 12, 2004
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  3. On 12 Feb 2004 10:54:53 -0800, (jim) wrote:

    >Thanks for taking note. The mixer is a Soundcraft spirit folio FX8
    >and the power supply and cord is the same as the SX12. The end that
    >plugs into the mixer is what I need. This is a problem on all these
    >mixers - you have to buy a complete power supply. There are 3 wires
    >and they can be soldered inside the power module. The plug is
    >rectangular about 5/16"x1/4". Its a cheap setup on an otherwize
    >quality mixer and yes it falls out too easily. My cord works but the
    >plug is damaged. If anyone out there has a bad power supply with a
    >good plug - I need it. I'll pay $15 ??????? for this cord.
    >952866 is the part number on the power supply. Be sure to email me
    >directly at:
    >
    >
    >
    >thanks Jim
    >
    >JIM SCHMIDT
    >4480 N. ACADEMY Ave.
    >SANGER, CA 93657
    >ph./fax (559) 875-0659



    I have an FX8 and am very unimpressed with the wallwart connector
    ((although I haven't had a problem yet). Seems way shaky, very loose
    for a good solid connection. But it works so far. We'll see. Haven't
    checked to see what Soundcraft wants for a replacement. Hope I never
    need to.

    SWB
     
    Stephen Blakeney, Feb 15, 2004
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  4. jim

    jim Guest

    Please tell me where i can get the (XLR4M chassis and XLR4F cord
    IIRC)you mentioned. Is this a better option than molex connectors?

    Jim

    >
    > >Thanks for taking note. The mixer is a Soundcraft spirit folio FX8
    > >and the power supply and cord is the same as the SX12. The end that
    > >plugs into the mixer is what I need. This is a problem on all these
    > >mixers - you have to buy a complete power supply. There are 3 wires
    > >and they can be soldered inside the power module. The plug is
    > >rectangular about 5/16"x1/4". Its a cheap setup on an otherwize
    > >quality mixer and yes it falls out too easily. My cord works but the
    > >plug is damaged. If anyone out there has a bad power supply with a
    > >good plug - I need it. I'll pay $15 ??????? for this cord.

    >
    > They ALL crap out at this point, and Soundcraft want a fortune for the
    > PSUs. I hard wire them (yep, I know its a suboptimal solution) or if
    > the client absolutely insists on a removable PSU, I replace both plug
    > and socket with something better (XLR4M chassis and XLR4F cord IIRC).
    > M
     
    jim, Feb 15, 2004
    #4
  5. jim

    Mike Rivers Guest

    In article <> writes:

    > Please tell me where i can get the (XLR4M chassis and XLR4F cord
    > IIRC)you mentioned. Is this a better option than molex connectors?


    Any Switchcraft dealer will have them. Try http://www.markertek.com

    Understand, though, that the shape and mounting of an XLR connector is
    quite different than what your mixer has right now. You'll have to do
    some cutting and drilling in order to mount the XLR into the case. Be
    sure that you have enough room to do that before you go looking for a
    pair of connectors. Do you know how to open the case and take a look
    around? That should be your first step.




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    Mike Rivers, Feb 16, 2004
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  6. jim

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    jim <> wrote:
    >Please tell me where i can get the (XLR4M chassis and XLR4F cord
    >IIRC)you mentioned.


    Digi-Key stocks them. Markertek video supply has them too.

    >Is this a better option than molex connectors?


    I can't imagine anything too much worse than Molexes.
    --scott

    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
     
    Scott Dorsey, Feb 17, 2004
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