VIC-1001 Power Connector

From: Rob Clarke <>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 00:12:47 +0200
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Good evening Gentlemen,

I was recently lucky enough to get a working VIC-1001 from Japan with 
the katakana keyboard and ROM. There was no PSU supplied so I naturally 
I assumed that I could use one of the 2-pin Vic-20 PSU's from my stores, 
but it seems the VIC-1001 had a different connector.

As far as I can measure, the usual European (and maybe elsewhere) VIC-20 
2 pin connector has dimensions of 17mm x 11mm with a pin spacing of 10 
mm and a pin diameter of about 2.5mm, with a 2mm divider down the centre 
of the plug. The connector on my 1001 is approx 16mm x 9mm with a pin 
spacing of 7mm, diameter 1.5mm with no divider.

Can anyone confirm this or do I have an anomoly? Any idea what this 
connector might be popularly known as?


edit: In a moment of inspiration I dug out my old electric shaver and 
the power connector on that seems to fit.

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