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Author Topic: roland 2 prong AC power LEAD  (Read 907 times)

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Offline Mixermap

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Re: roland 2 prong AC power LEAD
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 12:37:12 PM »
Here in Europe those synths mentioned in the listing used a standard IEC cord not that one as they were required to be earthed by law.
That rectangular one was used on the Revox PR99 Mk2. TR909 and Akai S950 that I know of.
I had all three and can confirm it. I recently bought one of those female rectangular one to make a lead for my Revox.

Offline chrisNova777

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Re: roland 2 prong AC power LEAD
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 02:27:14 PM »
the two prong (missing ground) is used on my juno 106 + alpha juno 1 + alpha juno 2 aswell

Offline Mixermap

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Re: roland 2 prong AC power LEAD
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 01:35:55 PM »
Must be European Union regulations that don't allow unearthed equipment.
My Alpha Juno 2 (UK model) has a standard IEC three pole grounded socket although, oddly, my JV1080, AKAI ME30P and ME80P MIDI patchbays have a two-pole "figure of eight" one.
In the UK, since plugs can be inserted into the mains socket only one way, plugs need to be wired correctly with "live", "neutral" and "earth" whereas elsewhere on the continent plugs can be inserted either way around so it does not matter.
The UK also uses slightly higher 240V as opposed to 220V for the rest of Europe.
That's way kettles boil quicker in the UK :D