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The Pro-X controller plug looks very similar to a US phone-type plug, except that the locking tab is offset. Is this a standard european plug or is this something carrera cooked up that looks almost identical to a US phone jack?

I think I could cut off the click tab and use US phone equipment, but i'd need to glue/tape the plugs in place. Any help appreciated on identifying this plug.
 

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Julius Wilkko
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Hi!

Its not a standard plug.
My guess is that Carrera has installed a special connector for PRO-X controller to protect their system.


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Julius Wilkko
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.... and here is the picture.

Left, Carrera non-standard, Right standard telephone connector. Dimensions are the same, just locking moved to side at Carrera. Disappointing.




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Julius Wilkko
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Possible reasons for using a special connector could be electrical protection and protection from american legal system. If Carrera had a standard connector a stupid consumer could plug the Carrera track to telephone network thus overheating the control unit and incinerating his house. Lawyers would then jump in and say that its Carreras fault as the system has a connector that enables it to be connected to a standard telephone socket.

Just a thought


Julius
 

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QUOTE (SinclairZX81 @ 5 Dec 2004, 20:09)Looking on the bright side, it seems better than SSD's tiny jack plug, one of which I have already destroyed in a me-cable-dog tangle.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>Point taken ... but at least you'll be able to replace it easily


... "Always look at the bright side of life, di-dum di-dum-di-dum-di-dum"
 

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Hi,

If you look closely to a Sony low end home theatre, you will see that the satellite speakers on this cheap surround sound system have basically the same plug !!!

but why bother..I think Carrera is coming up with extension cords


Cheers

Jean
 
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