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Kemper Watson

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Decent IEC cables
« on: January 06, 2024, 08:14:46 PM »

Who makes a decent 3-ft IEC Cable? I bought a few from one site and about half were bad. Trying to clean up and simplify  the light rig..
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Re: Decent IEC cables
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2024, 08:51:36 PM »

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Re: Decent IEC cables
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2024, 09:02:39 PM »

Who makes a decent 3-ft IEC Cable? I bought a few from one site and about half were bad. Trying to clean up and simplify  the light rig..

Amazon cheapies?

I usually seem to have plenty of them around, although when I was looking for short ones a few years ago I bought Volex. Unfortunately they don't seem to be available any longer from my usual suppliers.  More recently I bought some Tripp Lite IEC-to-IEC cables for linking cabinets.  They have survived two summers of constantly being set up and torn down with no problems.  Tripp Lite also has a locking version (that fits any IEC inlet) that has worked out well for my A&H digital stage boxes.  The Tripp Lite stuff is not cheap, but I don't feel too bad spending extra on mission critical stuff like AC cords.

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Re: Decent IEC cables
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2024, 09:19:01 PM »

I've used several hundred Monoprice IEC cables over the years and they've been great.
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2024, 09:36:50 PM »

I've used several hundred Monoprice IEC cables over the years and they've been great.

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2024, 06:30:50 AM »

I've used several hundred Monoprice IEC cables over the years and they've been great.

That's where these were from. Got 15.  8 bad so far. 6 were bad straight out of the box. Two quit after their first use.
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2024, 11:45:10 AM »

Here's an option:
https://www.stayonline.com/category/c-nema-straight-blade-cords.asp

Ive bought short IEC cords and other stuff from Stayonline. Always happy. --Frank
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2024, 12:41:53 PM »

That's where these were from. Got 15.  8 bad so far. 6 were bad straight out of the box. Two quit after their first use.

Wow, that's disappointing. I wonder what changed since the last time I bought them. I've used literally hundreds of their IEC's over the years and I don't remember a single bad one.

Did you get in touch with the company? They're usually very responsive. At least in my experience.
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2024, 01:52:34 PM »

That's where these were from. Got 15.  8 bad so far. 6 were bad straight out of the box. Two quit after their first use.

Sounds like Monoprice got a bad batch from somewhere. There's no question that they have to be using various OEMs to keep their prices so low. I've bought a TON of ethernet cables from them and had a few be bad out of the bag, but they're so cheap and the rest have been so good that it's still a good value.

yeah, I'd contact them. I suspect they'd like to isolate the batch as much as you'd like to have a working product.
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2024, 02:18:49 PM »

Who makes a decent 3-ft IEC Cable? I bought a few from one site and about half were bad. Trying to clean up and simplify  the light rig..

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