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Power lead question

Unread postby Cervantes » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:48 am

Hi,

I am about to take receipt of a Braumeister 20L in Australia and have a question regarding the power lead from the wall socket to the BM.

Does the lead unplug from the BM? If it does can anyone post a picture of the connector?

I ask this as I understand the BM comes fitted with a German plug and figured it would be easier to buy a new lead c/w Aussie plug or borrow one from another appliance, rather than messing about with a travel adaptor or cutting of the German plug and wiring on an Australian plug.

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RE: Power lead question

Unread postby whitegoose » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:00 am

It's just a standard computer power cord, like this one: Image

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RE: Power lead question

Unread postby Cervantes » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:27 am

Many thanks,

That's what I was hoping.

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RE: Power lead question

Unread postby joostdb » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:42 pm

I have an EU version and the plug at the BM end is different than this. The pins are rotated 90 degrees, so are horizontal rather than vertical.
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RE: Power lead question

Unread postby whitegoose » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:53 pm

That's interesting. Mine was bought in Australia, but it's an EU Braumeister - they all are as far as I know. It came with a EU plug rather than the AU plug in my picture... but the shop I bought it from just gave me the AU plug inaddition. On both the EU and the AU plug the BM end is as per my pictire (vertical pin holes).

FWIW Cervantes, I'm 100% sure your BM will come with a compatiple plug if you are buying it in Australia.

edit: joostdb are you sure?? I can't even find a picture on google of a plug that looks as you've described!
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RE: Power lead question

Unread postby Dicko » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:16 pm

Mine was purchased through Craftbrewer in Australia but because I live in a regional area it was shipped directly to me from Spiedel and as such came with the european power cord.
I bought a heavy duty power lead as pictured above by whitegoose for a few dollars from an electrical supply store, which was much cheaper than paying freight for halfway across Australia.
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RE: Power lead question

Unread postby Cervantes » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:54 pm

If it comes to it I can cut the plug off and wire on an Australian version, but will post when I get my hands on it, so that you can see what I ended up with.

It's interesting that there are two different versions, you'd think it would be cheaper to use the same parts wherever possible.

Is one for the 50L and one for the 20L?

I know that the 50L needs a 15 amp power supply so maybe the leads are higher rated and the pins different to stop anyone using an under rated lead?

Just a thought.

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RE: Power lead question

Unread postby Dicko » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:41 am

The 50 litre one is indeed different as you said.
It is required to have a 15 amp plug which has a larger earth spade in Australia.
I can not say what it comes with for use in Europe.
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RE: Power lead question

Unread postby niels » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:34 am

Cervantes wrote:Is one for the 50L and one for the 20L?

Yes, there is a difference between the 50l and the 20l. I posted some info about it here, but here is the relevant part:
The 20l version uses a C13 plug, while the 50l uses a C19 plug.


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C13 plug for Braumeister 20l

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C19 plug for Braumeister 50l

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RE: Power lead question

Unread postby Cervantes » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:11 pm

Niels,

Many thanks for that.

The pictures certainly remove any doubt about what's required.

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Re: Power lead question

Unread postby ChilliMayne » Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:44 pm

Has anyone found the other end of the 50L BM cable gets extremely hot? As in, the two pins?
It has some what melted the 3 pin adapter I used!
The cable is 220V rated and it is 220V I use.
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Re: Power lead question

Unread postby royco » Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:30 am

ChilliMayne wrote:Has anyone found the other end of the 50L BM cable gets extremely hot? As in, the two pins?
It has some what melted the 3 pin adapter I used!
The cable is 220V rated and it is 220V I use.


Yes, I found this especially using an extension lead. This timing is good because I have just bought a 3m length of 25amp cable but have tried all electrical "outlets" here and no-one knows what kind of plug this is. Now, armed with the model type I found it online at a local rack-gear and electrical supplier. I will let you know if it helps.

BTW the 25amp idea was more intuitive than scientific; sort of like using a fatter hosepipe for less resistance.

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Re: Power lead question

Unread postby ChilliMayne » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:02 pm

Cheers Royco,keep me posted
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Re: Power lead question

Unread postby malzrohr » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:43 pm

ChilliMayne wrote:Has anyone found the other end of the 50L BM cable gets extremely hot? As in, the two pins?
It has some what melted the 3 pin adapter I used!
The cable is 220V rated and it is 220V I use.


What is the certification of the lead you have? The BM 50 has heating coils that use 3.2KW.
3200/220=14.5 amps. Can your lead handle that?
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Re: Power lead question

Unread postby paulg » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:34 pm

the adaptor may only be rated for 10 amps you need a 16 amp one
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