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Jay Marr

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Right angle Powercon?
« on: March 03, 2018, 09:31:38 pm »

Has anyone ever seen one and/or know where to buy?
I've googled as much as I can, but turning up nothing?
Is it possible they don't exist?

It's for a its for a pedalboard so I'm making the cable and the panel where it plugs in.  So my other option is using 4 pole speakon panel and right angle end and making sure I mark them extremely clearly so that nobody ever mistakes it for a speaker cable.

Ideas or insight are welcome.
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Re: Right angle Powercon?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 10:17:04 pm »

Has anyone ever seen one and/or know where to buy?
I've googled as much as I can, but turning up nothing?
Is it possible they don't exist?

It's for a its for a pedalboard so I'm making the cable and the panel where it plugs in.  So my other option is using 4 pole speakon panel and right angle end and making sure I mark them extremely clearly so that nobody ever mistakes it for a speaker cable.

Ideas or insight are welcome.

Like this?
http://www.neutrik.com/en/speakon/speakon-cable-connector-accessories/lrx

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Re: Right angle Powercon?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 10:24:27 pm »

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Re: Right angle Powercon?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 10:33:39 pm »

Like this?
http://www.neutrik.com/en/speakon/speakon-cable-connector-accessories/lrx

Lee

That looks like it could be exactly what I need.

Like Don said - anyone try this with a powercon?
I'm willing to be the test case, but would still be good if someone could confirm.
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Re: Right angle Powercon?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2018, 10:47:11 pm »

Does that work with powercon or only speakon?  Has anybody tried that?

My bad!  I misread.  That's what I get for reading while working.

Sorry about that.

I don't think there is a 90 degree accesory for the Powercon.

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Re: Right angle Powercon?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 11:55:42 pm »

Has anyone ever seen one and/or know where to buy?
I've googled as much as I can, but turning up nothing?
Is it possible they don't exist?

It's for a its for a pedalboard so I'm making the cable and the panel where it plugs in.  So my other option is using 4 pole speakon panel and right angle end and making sure I mark them extremely clearly so that nobody ever mistakes it for a speaker cable.

Ideas or insight are welcome.

That right angle adapter in the link is for the SPX speakon series. Powercons a based the on the standard NL4 body design and there are no right angle kits for them.

I would not want to use a standard Speakon as an AC power connector even if it is clearly marked.

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Re: Right angle Powercon?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2018, 11:57:11 am »

That right angle adapter in the link is for the SPX speakon series. Powercons a based the on the standard NL4 body design and there are no right angle kits for them.

I would not want to use a standard Speakon as an AC power connector even if it is clearly marked.

Thanks for the insight on the right angle kit.
Can you elaborate on why you would not use a Speakon?
Would it be for fear of plugging in to something incorrectly...or something mechanical, like the chasis of a right angle Speakon can't handle the current?

My use is very specific.
I built a pedal board and mounted 4 D-panel connectors.  I made a custom snake to carry Power, 1/4", XLRs to/from my pedal board.  So no other cable will EVER plug into it.  And my custom snake will only ever be plugged into my pedal board.  So there would never be a fear of something being plugged in incorrectly.

Open to other suggestions if someone has another idea on how to get power (at a right angle) to a D-Panel mounted jack.

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Re: Right angle Powercon?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 12:13:13 pm »

Thanks for the insight on the right angle kit.
Can you elaborate on why you would not use a Speakon?
Would it be for fear of plugging in to something incorrectly...or something mechanical, like the chasis of a right angle Speakon can't handle the current?

My use is very specific.
I built a pedal board and mounted 4 D-panel connectors.  I made a custom snake to carry Power, 1/4", XLRs to/from my pedal board.  So no other cable will EVER plug into it.  And my custom snake will only ever be plugged into my pedal board.  So there would never be a fear of something being plugged in incorrectly.

Open to other suggestions if someone has another idea on how to get power (at a right angle) to a D-Panel mounted jack.

Code listing as well the potential for interconnect problems. From what I know current rating won't be a problem but that doesn't mean that it's a good idea.

Why do you specifically need a right angle connector?
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Re: Right angle Powercon?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2018, 12:30:55 pm »

Code listing as well the potential for interconnect problems. From what I know current rating won't be a problem but that doesn't mean that it's a good idea.

Why do you specifically need a right angle connector?

Understood that it's very much a 'proceed at your own risk' situation, and there is potential for disaster...but this is a very isolated item and I am ridiculously anal about my gear and nobody else ever touching it.

That being said - I welcome some better options if anyone knows of any.


It needs to be right angle because the panel mount is on the side of a pedal board.
I have been gigging with regular style connectors, and based on the number of drunk girls dancing on stage, my cable ends are getting stepped on (and bent).
I need to create a tighter footprint where stuff can't be stepped on easily.
Hopefully this picture gives an idea of what I mean.

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Re: Right angle Powercon?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 12:32:17 pm »

The Speakon and Powercon have 2 different keyways so cannot be cross connected. The Speakon is 12 and 6 oclock while the Powercon is 12 and 9 oclock.
The right angled adapter looks like it might work with the Powercon connector body as it is a replacement for to the shell and not the connector sleeve itself.
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