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Steve M Smith

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Re: XLR for AC
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2018, 03:07:32 am »

There are XLR connectors for power.

https://www.canford.co.uk/Products/42-011_NEUTRIK-XLR-LNE-FC


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Re: XLR for AC
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2018, 06:41:49 am »

There are XLR connectors for power.

https://www.canford.co.uk/Products/42-011_NEUTRIK-XLR-LNE-FC

Wow! And I'm sure that would never be allowed in the USA. But I'm going to call my Neutrik guy and ask for a sample (just for giggles).
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Re: XLR for AC
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2018, 06:52:10 am »

Note that it is no longer manufactured and not allowed to be used in domestic situations.
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Re: XLR for AC
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2018, 07:10:20 am »

Wow! And I'm sure that would never be allowed in the USA. But I'm going to call my Neutrik guy and ask for a sample (just for giggles).

I acquired a couple of old amps made by Recording Studio Design (a forerunner of Studiomaster) which have these connectors on the rear.

I have been meaning to get a connector to see if they work but haven't got round to it yet.

Ivan wants one of them for his office display, but they are a bit heavy to post across the Atlantic.  If I have a non working one, I was going to strip it of its heavy components to make it suitable for posting.


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Re: XLR for AC
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2018, 07:11:15 am »

Note that it is no longer manufactured and not allowed to be used in domestic situations.

But I want one just to freak out my crew.
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Re: XLR for AC
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2018, 07:44:45 am »

I'm in an art museum in Austin.

Now tell me agaim what the dielectric strength for cheap old XLRs are...?
Now THAT's what you call Phantom Power!! ;D
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Re: XLR for AC
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2018, 09:33:11 am »

I'm in an art museum in Austin.

Now tell me agaim what the dielectric strength for cheap old XLRs are...?

I know a person with a fairly new powered wheel chair that has a xlr power connector.  I think it supplies a dc voltage, no idea how many volts or what the current draw is.  Itís a good reminder that our industry isnít the only one that uses xlr.
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Re: XLR for AC
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2018, 09:34:39 am »

Ampeg used four pin XLRs on their B15 bass amps as long ago as mid 1960s but these were 50 watt amps.

Interestingly, decades ago Ampeg used a 4-pin XLR connector on their SVT bass rigs between the 300-watt head and the 8x10 speaker cabinets. And so did Vox on some of their passive column PA speakers.

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Re: XLR for AC
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2018, 10:28:31 am »

I know a person with a fairly new powered wheel chair that has a xlr power connector.  I think it supplies a dc voltage, no idea how many volts or what the current draw is.  Itís a good reminder that our industry isnít the only one that uses xlr.

And the video industry uses 4 pin XLR's for DC power on a lot of stuff.
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Re: XLR for AC
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2018, 10:40:48 am »

I know a person with a fairly new powered wheel chair that has a xlr power connector.  I think it supplies a dc voltage, no idea how many volts or what the current draw is.  Itís a good reminder that our industry isnít the only one that uses xlr.
My older neighbor (now RIP) had one of those battery powered mobility chairs and I ended up repairing it multiple times (one time for leaving it out in the rain). Integrity of connections is an issue and XLR seems nice if a little pricey. One time I repaired it was a matter of disconnecting and cleaning a connecter that accumulated too much dirt and dust. It was not a power connector but one of the sundry sensors. They are remarkably well engineered for operational safety, and even include troubleshooting codes in their processor brain.

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