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Octavius

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For the Supermatic that has a plug-in cable:

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jrwhalley

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Ray White at << http://whitesewingcenter.com >> has them new for $20 USD. You might want to pull the handwheel off and look at the drive bobbin to see if it is flat spotted, as he has the 3d printed style drive bobbins that take o-rings as the friction surface, too. Bought a new cord, a couple of drive bobbins, and a spare hook gear from him a couple of months ago and they were fine. The line cord plug doesn't seem to have anything on the US market currently that would fit, or could be safely trimmed to fit. The male terminals  on the machine are pretty much standard 2-pin non polarized size and spacing, but the outer female plug (receptacle ?) molded end is much smaller than any I could find listed in electrical or electronic supply catalogs of US vendors.
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If your local sewing machine shop uses Brewer as their supplier for parts #446881 there is your part number!!  Yeah some where around $20 is fair price.  I had never heard of the white sewing center....THANKS jrwhalley!!!  New places to keep the really great machines running is awesome!  Ray's website is a GREAT resource!
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Thanks for the replies.

jrwhalley,
Yeah, I too have searched high and low. What color was the cord from whitesewing?

Guy,
Are you sure about that cord - the opening for the 2 prongs don't look long enough?
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What we did when we "hot rodded" our Elna Grasshopper to accept a singer motor (amongst other things) was to make a stainless case around it but use some of the stock green parts.  I used a 3 prong test equipment bulk head connector and then used standard test equipment/computer cord.  Here is a picture:  The little box is a control for the motor allowing me to use any lines voltage in the world 230 through 110.  This is no longer a knee control but instead has a custom stainless foot pedal that fits over the free arm when I store it in the original case (those are bobbin holders on the side of it).  Best regards, Mike
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I got one of those Chinese made Elna power cords for the old Elna Grasshopper and Supermatic and it lasted about a week before it shorted out and died. 

What I did was get one of those gray (could be another color now) 3 prong wall socked adapters that has the little tab that screws to the center wall socket cover plate screw and cut the tab and lower part of the adapter off. That leaves a two hole male adapter that will fit in the Elna plug socket. I wrapped a piece of electrical tape around the body to seal where I cut it off. It works fine and is cheap and easy to do. I just put it on the end of an extension cord and plug it in. I keep it in the drawer I have with all my Elna accessories. 

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Guy Montana

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Try the part # 740  still at brewer.  You will have to use a local dealer as I believe they are a wholesale only.  But I am not sure.  




#740

CORD Free Rotary Elna Green 2-Prong Flat

Elna Compatible
Elna type 722010 (only for model with 2-prong power cord) Fits 2 prong Bernina 730.
Unit of Measure: EA
 


#446881

CORD Elna 9000 Power 2-Prong

Elna Compatible
Elna 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000, CLUB, DIVA Supermatic


There is 2 cords with different part #'s  But both have the same picture!  If your at a local sewing machine repair shop they might have one in stock you could take your machine down and try it.  Not having it in hand, its just a guess but I am fairly sure 90% that I am correct........ there is always that 10% till you actually try it though....... lol
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I have an original cord for the Elna grasshopper;  do you need a picture of it?
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Octavius

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Patty,
Thanks for you kind offer to take a picture but I think we are good to go.

Guy,
Thanks for looking that up.  Actually, I think the pictures are different and the 740 looks the ticket.
However...

Bruce,
Thanks for sharing the info on the crap replacement cords - I'm going to give your idea a try.

ke6cvh,
You are hereby excommunicated for putting a Singer motor in an Elna. May God have mercy on your soul.
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Octavius

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Hey Bruce,
is this the type of connector that you modified?

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JonesHand52

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Yes, that is the plug I was talking about. I just cut off the ground prong and molded lug and wrapped a single layer of black electrical tape on after filing it to fit the socket easily. It works like a champ and all I need is an extension cord. You can plug it into the machine and leave it there if you like. Make one for each Elna machine if you want. 

The electrical tape ensures any exposed metal or thin spots are insulated. 

It's just too bad that extension cords generally only come in white and brown, but it's possible to make one from electrical wire and a male and female ends, of course. 

Naturally, as with anything electrical, you do so at your own risk. I know my skills and am confident using a saw, files and working with electrical parts. I know some people are not as tidy in their work. 


-Bruce

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Octavius

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Bruce,
Thanks for your reasoned reply.
Cheers!
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