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2 Pin Quad 33 Mains Outlet - 3 Pole Mini Bulgin Plug Cable

Price: 21.99

2 Pin Quad 33 Mains Outlet - 3 Pole Mini Bulgin Plug Cable
This cable can be used to join a 2 pole mains outlet socket on a Quad 33 to a FM3 tuner, Quad 303 amplifier or other item of hi-fi equipment that has a 3 pin mini Bulgin mains input connector.

The mini Bulgin connector on this cable IS NOT suitable for connecting to Quad ESL 57 loudspeakers, vintage guitar amps and other items that used the larger 3 pin Bulgin mains connector

Back in the mid 1960's, when Quad designed the 33 pre-amp, hi-fi manufacturers often fitted 2 pole mains outlet sockets, usually switched on their equipment, that could be used to power other items in the hi-fi system

Using a 2 pole connector minimised any possible ground loop problems - ground being provided by the screen of the interconnect cable

Health & Safety Rules were much more relaxed than, but times have changed. Fitting such outlet sockets to hi-fi equipment was banned many years ago and the design of the 2 pole plugs has also been altered, to minimise the risk of the user accidently touching the pins as the plug is inserted or removed from the equipment

Under current Health & Safety legislation in the EU, cables fitted with the 2 pole plugs should not be used to carry mains voltages and indeed the best option is to remove any 2 pole sockets and replace them with modern 3 pole IEC connectors

But, as a service to Quad equipment users that still wish to use the 2 pole outlet sockets on the 33, the cables below are offered for sale

Quad UK Service do still supply these cables, but like the ones in this on-line store, they also have to remove the finger guard on the 2 pin plug body to ensure it fits into the restricted space surrounding the power sockets on the 33

Before connecting or dis-connecting the plugs, the equipment should be switched off and the mains plug removed from the wall and great care should be taken to ensure that the screen connection n the audio cable is present

Purchasers of these cables use them at their own risk

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