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    Adapter for fork connector to regular PC connector

    A technician is doing a CLAC for my Kodak Flash Supermatic shutter (for my Kodak Ektar 203/7.7). He is also doing a modification for flash synchronization, so it can work with regular flashes. He told me that I will need an adapter for fork connector to regular PC connector. He does not have one, but he suggests that I can find one at the bid site. I have no idea of what I am looking for. Can someone help me please? I need to know what to look for. Thanks, Pepe.
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    Re: Adapter for fork connector to regular PC connector

    That type of connector is called a bi-post so you will need a bi-post to whatever your flash is.
    Paramount cables will have or make what you need, here is a link to their custom cables section...

    http://www.paramountcords.com/product/custom-cord/

    For the left tip choose Tip#13

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    Re: Adapter for fork connector to regular PC connector

    B&H has the Paramount bi-post to female-PC adapter cord in stock.

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    Re: Adapter for fork connector to regular PC connector

    Measure the bipost separation. There have been small deviations to make life difficult. IMHO the Supermatic itself is problematic enough, but that's just my luck.

    Best of luck

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    Re: Adapter for fork connector to regular PC connector

    Thanks a million, I have enough to go.

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    Re: Adapter for fork connector to regular PC connector

    Quote Originally Posted by pepeguitarra View Post
    Thanks a million, I have enough to go.
    Or just go to a Samy’s, Paul’s or Silvio’s and buy one. They all probably also have used ones as well as new ones these days.

    And by fork do you mean bipost or are you talking about a household plug on the other end of the cord? A bipost plugs into the shutter you showed, it is also available from electronics stores as a TV cheater cord and from shaver shops as a replacement shaver cord.

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    Re: Adapter for fork connector to regular PC connector

    When you find the BiPost female socket cable that actually fits. please let us know.

    I have numerous BiPost adapters that don't fit.

    And for the record, I have bought directly from Paramount and B&H. B&H recently started stocking most stock Paramount.

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    Re: Adapter for fork connector to regular PC connector

    I already ordered from B&H. If it does not fit, I will used my electric shaver and cut the end and adapt it to the PC, as Bob suggested.

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    Re: Adapter for fork connector to regular PC connector

    Of course get a purpose-made adapter if you can. In this day and age of online everything why do anything else?

    However: I have seen a bi-pole to PC adapter made from the Bi-pole to plug in power cord for an electric razor that worked well. Its just another option.
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    Re: Adapter for fork connector to regular PC connector

    In one case I made the female bi-post fit by taking a razor to the union. What works - works!
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