Reel-to-reel tape decks (was Re: ZX81 denigrated!)

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Wed Dec 1 02:12:14 2004

>> That was a farily standard connector on Philips tape recorders. The
>> middle pin is a locator only -- the real reason for it was to stop
>> the plug going into European mains scoksts (!).
> Heh.

> the problem now is, where can you get the plugs?

If it required a dummy pin to prevent its use in European mains
sockets, then a European mains plug should be a workable substitute, I
would think....

Or was the "dummy" pin actually used to carry something?

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