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    Kettle lead needed for popcorn hour?

    Ive just bought a popcorn hour, av forums saying i need a kettle lead for power.

    I think the power lead coming with it is a 12v dc.

    Can anyone point in right direction to pick up the power lead?.

    24 Comments

    a popcorn what!??

    That's a nifty looking little contraption... how much was that?

    churchy2704;2532706

    ]http://www.maplin.co.uk



    Yes, that's a link to maplin, thanks! Doesn't explain what a popcorn hour is though?????

    ooh, lets try searching for popcorn on maplin:

    Search Results: 'popcorn'

    Sorry no products found

    ???????????????????

    JayBird;2532732

    http://www.popcornhour.com/onlinestore/



    righhhhht, thanks :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    £166 del from pixmania.

    plenty of leads on ebay for about 2 quid, just search for kettle lead and you'll see hundreds of the same thing, that's what you need.

    Original Poster

    Are they all the same power? or do they vary.

    Is it a clover leaf style kettle lead or a normal desktop pc type kettle lead that you need?

    selling one for £2 (BT) if this is what you're looking for...

    http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn139/greenpikachu12/DSCF1323.jpg

    Original Poster

    This is the one that comes with the product, its U.S. so i need a uk one, im scared il blow it up!

    100~240V Power Adapter and 3 Prong Flat US Power Cord

    Original Poster

    Power

    * 12V DC, 3A

    You just need a adapter to convert it to a UK plug, the volt range suits the UK voltage!

    Original Poster

    My mate bought a convertor for his xbox, it started to spark internally and started spewing smoke, alotta smoke!

    Dont want the same to happen!

    You do not need a converter though as the voltage is OK for the UK, you just need and adapter.
    The lead itself does not change the voltage, the fuse in the plug does that so you just need to ensure that the fuse in the adapter is correct.

    It's a standard computer power lead, probably a couple of quid from any pc shop.

    Here at maplin: maplin.co.uk/mod…t15 Euro 3pin Ld 2m Blk MK41U £5.99 in stock :thumbsup:
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/full/mk41compo.jpg

    Standard power lead used by PCs, monitors, test equipment etc.
    · Moulded, high quality IEC-320 type C13 (BS4491) socket on one end
    · Moulded, non-rewirable cable assembly rated at 5A, AC 250V on the other end
    · The plug is supplied with a 5A fuse

    Original Poster

    Ah cool, so its just the a standard (kettle) lead, so if i plug this into it , it wont fry it, right?.

    That's right. No need to worry. The power adapter itself can cope with the uk voltage it's just that the lead that connects the adapter to the socket is an american one. Just follow the advice above and get yourself a lead and you're away, no worries.

    Original Poster

    Cool , thanks for all you help guys and gals!

    err jay do you want mine for £2 delivered?

    :)just change the plug i had to do that with my new computer all was fine

    Nice, wouldnt mind one of these to play MKV. Damn my ps3

    clubsmed;2532930

    You do not need a converter though as the voltage is OK for the UK, you … You do not need a converter though as the voltage is OK for the UK, you just need and adapter.The lead itself does not change the voltage, the fuse in the plug does that so you just need to ensure that the fuse in the adapter is correct.



    I've never heard anything so stupid and dangerous.
    How on earth is a fuse going to change the voltage?
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