Strange Purple Male Power Cable for Speakers

PlzAnswer

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Hi,

I've been using a pair of Diamond 'Multimedia Speaker Kit 6863620100' speakers since as long as I can remember, though recently the 'PACKARD BELL iMEDIA 5094' PC I was using them with died on me, so before the old thing managed to collect heaps of dust I decided to send it to the scrap heap regarding it's inconveniences. Now, these speakers were, as I can remember, pretty worthy in the day, and I was wondering if I could bring them back to life for a small-scale media set up, until I found out that they used this strange purple cable as a source of power. After searching the internet for a fair bit of time, and finding nothing of interest or even remote help, I'm now wondering if any of you guys know of this odd cable.

Links to pictures:

http://imageshack.com/a/img673/6459/pDkoxu.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img901/6179/DprGvL.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img661/8456/f4Oowh.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img537/506/MSSLHT.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img673/473/ftD8US.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img633/3551/d0f3jk.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img633/6002/22tr1y.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img673/9283/U9Jwuk.jpg

Thanks in advance :)

EDIT: It fitted into a purple port at the back of the PSU of the Packard Bell. Unfortunately, I can't post any pictures of that since it has probably already been covered up by heaps of other rubbish :p

PS. I've only got 29 days left on my trial account of ImageShack left, so be sure to download the Images if you need more time.
 

makkem

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Hi
that looks like a fairly standard power connector,similar to those found on laptops.
The easiest way to get the speakers working would be to buy a 12 Volt 1 Amp power supply then cut the purple plug off the end of the speaker power cable and connect the wires from the power supply to it.
You will need to find which colour of wire goes to the center of the purple plug as this will need to connected to the +ve of the power supply.
 

PlzAnswer

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Heaps of thanks for the speedy answer, though all I found was a load of car chargers and this ! (and this, but I think my speakers are a little more greedy than 1000mA)
Surely there's just a female 12 Volt 1 Amp power supply which I could plug my male cable into? Thanks.
 

PlzAnswer

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I've been looking and I can't! No females! (gosh :lol:)

Thanks again for your breakneck answer though..
 

makkem

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You won,t find a power supply with a female connector unfortunately .
1000mA is the same as 1A so that power supply would work ok.
 

PlzAnswer

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Cool! Just wondering if it's still possible to wire the cable on the speaker to the power supply at here (a cheaper version of the original link) seeing as the cable on the power supply seems to be divided into two separate cables glued together. (don't worry, sooner or later I'll pick you as the solution :3)
 

PlzAnswer

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I'm also pretty inexperienced in the 'wiring cables together' factor - but I'm guessing it's just a matter of exposing the wires and wiring them together according to the colour of the rubbery coating?? O_O
 

makkem

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Yes that power supply would work.
You will need to find which wire goes to the center conductor on the plugs and wire them together then wire the other two together.
The best way to find the center conductor would be to use a multimeter but failing that you could basically cut the plugs open with a sharp knife and see where they are connected.
You probably want to use something like this to connect the wires together.
http://
 

PlzAnswer

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You never finished your link, but how's this ?
 

PlzAnswer

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Oh I got put off seeing as it's just 'http://'

yeah it works.

And I thought that I'd simply have to thread them round each other..
 
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