My Mesa Boogie Mark III fan connector is broken. Help?

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My Mesa Boogie Mark III fan connector is broken. Help?

Post by inhalingsounds » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:32 am

Hi guys,

Recently I broke one of the two connectors of my fan as in the picture.

http://i.imgur.com/qnUyMZ6.jpg

Can someone tell me how to search for a replacement? What is this connector type called?

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Re: My Mesa Boogie Mark III fan connector is broken. Help?

Post by MrMarkIII » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:00 pm

inhalingsounds wrote:Hi guys,

Recently I broke one of the two connectors of my fan as in the picture.

http://i.imgur.com/qnUyMZ6.jpg

Can someone tell me how to search for a replacement? What is this connector type called?
Those plugs are spliced on at Mesa.
Take that cable to a hardware store. Look for someone wearing a vest, probably a red vest. Show them the cable. Make it clear you need a plug that is narrow like the broken plug so it will fit between the cabinet and the transformer.
If all else fails, call Mesa and leave a message. Don't bother emailing, that doesn't work. They will get back to you. Find the phone number on Google.

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Re: My Mesa Boogie Mark III fan connector is broken. Help?

Post by kippiejr » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:48 pm

GOOGLE GE4399-12D Brown Quick Clamp plugs..

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Re: My Mesa Boogie Mark III fan connector is broken. Help?

Post by inhalingsounds » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:59 pm

Thanks a LOT! I would never find these myself!

Can you just confirm that this is what I'm looking for? It surely looks like it but it wouldn't hurt to confirm with you guys.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Pair- ... Swo0JWGuDN

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Re: My Mesa Boogie Mark III fan connector is broken. Help?

Post by ochrisl » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:44 pm

If you want a whole new cord, you could get this and just use the cord and toss the fan. It's the same.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171643499219?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: My Mesa Boogie Mark III fan connector is broken. Help?

Post by MrMarkIII » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:56 pm

ochrisl wrote:If you want a whole new cord, you could get this and just use the cord and toss the fan. It's the same.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171643499219?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
I don't think the Mark III fan outlet is polarized, in which case the fat prong won't fit.
I could be wrong...

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Re: My Mesa Boogie Mark III fan connector is broken. Help?

Post by ochrisl » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:12 pm

Maybe. Worked on my MKIV.

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Re: My Mesa Boogie Mark III fan connector is broken. Help?

Post by tony777 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:11 am

The fans are AC, so it's not polarized.
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Re: My Mesa Boogie Mark III fan connector is broken. Help?

Post by gts » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:11 am

These work:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161731

As well as the one on this page (the page has DIY instructions with pictures - scroll down a bit you'll see the plug etc):
http://www.hawk-hill.com/2013/04/diy-ho ... t-fixture/

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Re: My Mesa Boogie Mark III fan connector is broken. Help?

Post by Monsta-Tone » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:14 pm

tony777 wrote:The fans are AC, so it's not polarized.
In the US, we use 120V. One wire is the "Hot," and the other is the Neutral.
The Neutral is supposed to be larger than the Hot. This is an effort by the National Electrical Code to minimize the chance of voltage being on the threaded portion of a light socket, among other items that may end up with voltage on parts that can be touched by the end user.


This is great info, thanks everyone. I have a Mark III in my shop that needs a new fan cord.
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Re: My Mesa Boogie Mark III fan connector is broken. Help?

Post by inhalingsounds » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:56 pm

I'm just updating this post to tell you that these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Pair- ... Swo0JWGuDN worked perfectly on my amp. Thanks a lot!

Now if only what is happening with my amp's sound fading out after a few minutes of playing ... :roll: (asked about that here: http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=70637)

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