Competition Time.

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Competition Time.

Post by The Collector » 20 Oct 2018, 13:52

My Stalker ST9F-DX arrived today and before I test things, I always look carefully at what I've bought.

Can you spot the mistake on the attached picture?

I know it's difficult, but please have patience. You may have to use Google or consult an encylopedia, but hopefully you'll get it before the weekend's out.

Answers on a postcard please, and the first correct answer drawn out of a hat will win something really shi**y and rancid from my kitchen food bin ;)
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Post by lambrettadave » 20 Oct 2018, 16:09

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Re: Competition Time.

Post by The Collector » 20 Oct 2018, 18:00

The fuse holder was holding on by just 2 strands and it had a 20amp fuse in it. Jeez. If I hadn't noticed...POP!

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Post by Tim » 20 Oct 2018, 18:14

It's a 12V cross-over lead, positive to negative, negative to positive.

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Post by sickboy » 20 Oct 2018, 18:15

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Post by lambrettadave » 20 Oct 2018, 18:26

Did you buy of this guy
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Re: Competition Time.

Post by The Collector » 21 Oct 2018, 14:00

They may have been confused by the red line that's left on the black when the wires are peeled apart, but they should have then seen they'd suddenly got 2 reds and sussed it out. Or, maybe they'd had a few too many beers whilst messing with it in the shack one weekend :)

Either way, I'm going to need a new power lead for it to save faffing about. I will rectify it at some point when I've nothing to do and keep it for emergencies.

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Post by MrWeetabix » 22 Oct 2018, 14:38

Is this an Australian to UK power conversion cable?

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Post by andrew30 » 22 Oct 2018, 14:47

Looks dandy to me, this is how you connect center pin negative jacks and test out reverse polarity protection. :D

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Post by Tim » 22 Oct 2018, 17:20

MrWeetabix wrote:
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Is this an Australian to UK power conversion cable?

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No, that's the socket. ;)

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Post by matt_ne » 22 Oct 2018, 19:19

I'd be willing to bet that power lead was used on an old President AR7 or the GE equivalent.

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Re: Competition Time.

Post by stanogs68 » 22 Oct 2018, 19:38

is the dress to short on that women on the magazine underneath !! do i win the rancid morsel of food ?
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Re: Competition Time.

Post by The Collector » 22 Oct 2018, 21:52

Trust us to get a slightly pervy answer! (didn't spot that myself ;) ).

It's a good job my "Nigella Lawson cooks Naked" book wasn't on show in the background. It's usually open on page 17 where she's pictured bending seductively over a sausage-making machine with her hands pumping away at the meat ;)

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Re: Competition Time.

Post by Black Spirit » 23 Oct 2018, 08:33

matt_ne wrote:
22 Oct 2018, 19:19
I'd be willing to bet that power lead was used on an old President AR7 or the GE equivalent.
The amount of the GE equivalent of the AR7 i have had that has had the MB3712 audio amp blown because someone bought a replacement lead and it popped the radio.

There are a few of these 3 pin Uniden leads where the polarity in the plug is the wrong way round [Positive to the two pins closest together] A member here i know found out the hard way, So if anyone does buy a new 3 pin lead always test it before plugging it in.

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Re: Competition Time.

Post by The Collector » 23 Oct 2018, 14:33

Ahhh... I see, like the later new Amstrad-compatible leads that were the wrong way round a couple of years back. I remember putting a warning up on here about them at the time after buying one and luckily noticing.

I can double-check and replace the wiring right up to the plug and cover any original colours showing with heatshrink tubing then.

Cheers guys ;)

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