Apple TV replacement power cable?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by KafkaMan, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I got an older 40GB Apple TV from a friend, but he didn't have the original power cable anymore. I've found a cable from an old DVD player that is an unpolorized C7 cable. It's rated at 2.5 Amps & 250 Volts. Will this cable work with the Apple TV. I know the power cables that come with the Apple TV are rated at 2.5 Amps & 125 Volts, but I don't know if that makes a difference? I don't want to fry the Apple TV.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    It will be fine but if it's polarized you may have to shave the edges off the square side to make it fit.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    It will be fine. A cable in and of itself does not produce current. It just means that your cable is rated to hande up to x volts. ;)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. macrumors newbie

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    I replaced the power cable on mine - adding a in-line switch at the same time. My aTV now has a power switch - tadaa!
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    When I got one off craigslist it didn't have the power cord. I just used the first one I found in my basement. Never had a problem. To this day I still don't know what the real cable looks like.
     

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