Looking for power cord for Lafayette reel-to-reel player

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I have an old Lafayette reel-to-reel player. Nothing fancy, I'm guessing it's a consumer-grade unit like an RK840 or 880. My problem is I don't have its power cord, and I'm a bit stumped as how to get a new one.

Here's what the power input looks like. Can someone tell me what kind of plug to buy? I'd certainly appreciate it.



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Re: Looking for power cord for Lafayette reel-to-reel player
« Reply #2 on: 11 Mar 2019, 08:25 pm »
If Japanese, will it require a step down transformer or a variac to get it to 100V?

Is this what you need?  From Monoprice or many other vendors

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Re: Looking for power cord for Lafayette reel-to-reel player
« Reply #3 on: 11 Mar 2019, 11:32 pm »
This ebay link show nice photos its a 117V unit assembled in NY state for US market.

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Re: Looking for power cord for Lafayette reel-to-reel player
« Reply #4 on: 12 Mar 2019, 02:48 pm »
Is this what you need?

Nope. I have one of those and it didn't fit. The unit was used by a family member in the US in the 1970s, so I doubt it needed a transformer.

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Re: Looking for power cord for Lafayette reel-to-reel player
« Reply #5 on: 12 Mar 2019, 03:12 pm »
The preview link I posted dont showed the cord,now this link show the cord you need, image is too big so I wont post it here.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/dL0AAOSw3ltcQ9h3/s-l1600.jpg

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Re: Looking for power cord for Lafayette reel-to-reel player
« Reply #6 on: 12 Mar 2019, 04:24 pm »
Seems like it would be easy to convert to an IEC connector..



Or just hardwire a new power cord.

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Re: Looking for power cord for Lafayette reel-to-reel player
« Reply #7 on: 12 Mar 2019, 04:29 pm »
This is a rare vintage unit, I could adapt a new cord.
The owner need to go at a hardware shop.

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Re: Looking for power cord for Lafayette reel-to-reel player
« Reply #8 on: 12 Mar 2019, 04:32 pm »
Seems like it would be easy to convert to an IEC connector..



Or just hardwire a new power cord.

That is what I use. These are $2.38 on Ebay from China.