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 Post subject: Finding An Old AC Adapter Plug...
PostPosted: Apr Tue 17, 2018 2:55 am 
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Hi. I recently found an old Sears Go Anywhere TV Radio combo from 1978. While they're fairly common, I cannot find an AC adapter plug for it. Specifically, here is the unit: 564.50381701.

It has an odd 5 prong contraption... but I cannot find a plug anywhere. Any ideas? I'd take original or new at this point... or a DIY project.


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 Post subject: Re: Finding An Old AC Adapter Plug...
PostPosted: Apr Tue 17, 2018 5:09 am 
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Two of the pins are DC/battery input and other two or maybe three, AC input...

With a Sams, be easy to figure out which is which..

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 Post subject: Re: Finding An Old AC Adapter Plug...
PostPosted: Apr Tue 17, 2018 6:52 am 
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Yeah... I just cannot find Sams Photofact anywhere for Sears Go Anywhere 5038 and/or a combination of 564.50381701.

Any ideas from there? I'm not feeling very hopeful.


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 Post subject: Re: Finding An Old AC Adapter Plug...
PostPosted: Apr Tue 17, 2018 10:19 pm 
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564. is the code for a Sanyo built TV. A few ideas
1) recheck Sams. In the 2001 index it was available as a xerox but NOT part of
the normal Sams.
2) If it has an FCC ID number look it up on FCC.GOV & it usually will show the
actual Sanyo model ##.
3) Find a Sams collection at a BIG library, hobbyist or OLD TV shop & check all the
Sanyos from the build date forward 2 yrs.

Other thing is to trace it out. Keep in mind there are often jumpers in the cord &
switches built into the jacks. Get it wrong & you may get to see fire trucks ! :mrgreen:
Good Luck

73 Zeno 8)
LFOD !


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 Post subject: Re: Finding An Old AC Adapter Plug...
PostPosted: Apr Wed 18, 2018 6:05 am 
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Thanks for the advice. No luck on finding a SAMS anywhere. I may just focus my effort on finding an original plug. I think I'd spend less time doing so.


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 Post subject: Re: Finding An Old AC Adapter Plug...
PostPosted: Apr Wed 18, 2018 1:55 pm 
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Assuming your mainly interested in operating it from AC, should be easy enough to trace power transformer leads back to input plug... I believe switch is on secondary side of transformer...

In early '80s I had one of these, traded it for a set of tires for my Pinto Sta Wgn(the Wagons did NOT have fire issue)..

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 Post subject: Re: Finding An Old AC Adapter Plug...
PostPosted: Apr Thu 19, 2018 4:30 am 
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In early '80s I had one of these, traded it for a set of tires for my Pinto Sta Wgn(the Wagons did NOT have fire issue)..

Errr ... obviously!


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