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Old 21st March 2019
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what is this power connector ??

i just got an original sansamp tech 21 rack
it came without a power chord and i dont know what is this connector and where
i can find one.. i couldnt find ANY info about this on the web
any help would be much appreciated
tnx a lot in advanced
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Old 21st March 2019
Gear Maniac

Looks like a 2-pin XLR (male) to me.
Old 21st March 2019
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tnx for the replay.
but i cant seem to find a 2 pin XLR 9-12V AC adapter..
i didnt even know that XLR can be used as a power chord..
does it have a different name? because any google search i do brings up only regular 3pin audio XLR..
Old 21st March 2019
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You probably will have to wire a transformer to an XLR connector; that should not be hard to do for anyone with a wee bit of soldering skill. Since it's an AC transformer that is required, polarity does not matter. Since the voltage input specification is pretty loose it should not be hard to find a suitable transformer.

It looks to me like a standard 3 pin XLR connector with one pin removed. If that's really the case, a normal 3 position plug would fit, and you'd just use the two terminals that connect to something. XLR connectors do come in various numbers of pins, and are used for things other than microphones (particularly those with other than three pins), including power supplies for various kinds of equipment. DMX512, for theatrical lighting control, primarily uses 5 pin XLR connectors.

(By the way, you're looking for a power cord, not a power chord. You play power chords on guitars; you plug power cords in to get electricity to devices.)
Old 21st March 2019
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thank u very much for the detailed answer it really helps!
and also for the spelling correction
now i wonder what will happen if i plug a power chord into the wall
Old 22nd March 2019
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Yes, it looks like an ordinary 3-pin XLR.
Your chances of finding a ready-made wall-wart power supply with an XLR connector are essentially zero.
You will need to get a 9-12V AC wall wart and solder a female 3-pin connector to the wire.
You have not identified which part of the planet you are writing from, so we can't make specific suggestions.
If you were in the US, I could suggest:
AC-AC Wall Adapters | All Electronics Corp.
12VAC, 40VA Plug Transformer | MPJA.COM
Old 22nd March 2019
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Thank You Richard
yes i spent last night on ebay without any results ..
ill order the transformer and solder the XLR to it..
actually that was my first thought but the guy at the electronics shop told me that i cant do that .. well thank god for the internet
and im writing from Israel.
tnx a lot for all the help
Old 22nd March 2019
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Richard Crowley's Avatar

Certainly confirm that an ordinary female 3-pin XLR connector fits properly. You can do this with any XLR cable you already have.
It is very nice that the complete specifications are printed right on the rear panel.
Be sure to get an AC transformer wall-wart or whatever. Most of them are DC.
And they give you a nice range of acceptable voltage, between 9V and 12V.
And you need a transformer that supplies at least 200mA (0.2 Amp)
Using a transformer rated for more than 200mA is perfectly OK.
Since it is AC, the "polarity" of the wires from the transformer is not important.

You can edit your user profile to reveal what country you are in.
Many questions (like this one) depend on power mains, vendor availability, etc.
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