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Is there an adaptor which I can plug my 3 pin plug into and then has a jack to fit a scaley sport power base? I want to use my Parma controller at home aswell as the club but I dont want to keep re-wiring it to fit different plugs.

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It is easier to do it the other way around, you can fit a Scalextric jack plug directly to the controller, then make an adaptor with a jack socket on one end and 3 pin plug on the other. It is very neat and lightweight, If you need any further help drop me a mail.
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Hi LMP

If you do decide to make an adaptor, the easiest way is to get a scalex controller, open it up and take the wire out and fit a three pin plug to the other end. That way you get an adaptor and extension lead all in one!

My Parma's are wired with XLR connectors for my home track but I had to make a converter to use them on other home tracks.

Cheers

Steve
 

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QUOTE open it up and take the wire out and fit a three pin plug to the other end

Do you mean socket?

Those big socket boxes are lame, and I wouldn't have one hanging around. My solution would be as Sean advises. It's not exactly a hard task. In fact I could have done it in the time it took me to type this post. Just do it ya lazy beggar!

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QUOTE Do you mean socket?

Ooops.. yes.
Well spotted that man!

I was guessing that LMP might have an unused Sport controller or two lying around and putting the socket on the end where the resistor used to be (once disassembled) would be easier than soldering up a scaley compatable plug in place of the 3 pin already attached that he is reluctant to swap.

Ugly but functional.

As an aside, wouldn't the plug (three pin, XLR, Scaley,etc...) you have as the permanent attachment on your controller pretty much depend on what you use the most?

Cheers

Steve
 

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why not just buy a jack plug and the socket for the three pin, then you don't need to cut up a controller. plus it would look better IMO
 

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or if you are really lazy, by another controller? Then you wouldn't have that chore of plugging them together and unplugging them!
 

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QUOTE (fouldsc @ 19 Jul 2004, 17:19)question is , where can you buy a 3 round pin socket from ?
is that what they used to use in houses before they brough in fused plugs?
 
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