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Offline Ed Morris

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BK Precision 1045
« on: December 24, 2017, 01:51:25 PM »
Am I correct in assuming the BK 1045 is a different model than either the BK 1045A or BK1045B?  I took a chance on a "powers on, but not tested" BK 1045 on eBay for under $100, and luckily, all functions seem to work.  The only manual I've been able to find online is for the BK 1045B, which is certainly close enough to be useful.  The tester is simple enough to figure out without a manual, but I always like to have one anyway.

Does anyone know a source for a BK 1045 manual download?  Thanks!



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Re: BK Precision 1045
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 09:31:43 PM »
The 1045's all are about the same. Some of the early ones may not light dials on princess or trimline phones, I used to have the note that said which serial # they made the change. Mine was earlier but it did have the change.
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There was also a change  for the AC cord. Later testers have a standard (computer-type) cord.
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the 1045 is pretty much plug-and play. You can figure out all the functions by playing with it.
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I assembled/created a few adapters for mine, 4 prong adapter, mod cord  to test clips, wall phone plate adapter, hardwire cord adaptors, ect

The 1045 is a nice little machine, New they used to cost about $500.00

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Re: BK Precision 1045
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 10:26:39 PM »
Thanks, Jim, for the information.  Mine is S/N 120-00156.  It has a detachable AC power cord, but smaller than a standard computer AC cord, more like a vintage kitchen appliance cord, but for a three pin plug.
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Re: BK Precision 1045
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 02:53:54 AM »
That sort of sounds like the current/newest type of plug in cords. Smallervoverall tgan the old computer cord plugs and ach “pin” is sort of rounded, in the two and the three conductor versions. There is a polarized version as well where one pin is flat on the edge and the other is rounded.

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Re: BK Precision 1045
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2017, 11:11:23 AM »
Some Dell laptop power adapters used a triangular 3 plug on the opposite end of the three pronged polarized wall plug, then some used a two hole non-polarized adapter plug on the opposite end of a polarized wall plug, and for the same computer. And i’ve seen and have flat sided two holed end of a two pronged polarized wall plug but those were used for wall power directly into old voice recorders,  boom boxes and appliances like box fans.

Between then and now, manufacturers discovered it was easier and cheaper to destroy wall warts than the appliances to get UL approval. With the device being low DC voltage from the adapter cord plug in, the AC to DC  converter was no longer in the appliances and only the external wart had to be tested.
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Re: BK Precision 1045
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2017, 11:46:39 AM »
Remote heat dissipation is another benefit of remote power supplies. And the most likely part to fail of anything electronic is likely a part of the power supply so making this “user serviceable” is probably a good idea overall. But in the eyes of those of us who “like wires”, the lack of wires (IE: one AC cord to a device with built in power supplies) just seems nicer still doesn’t it?

My guess on the two versus three (ground added) pin connectors  ring used for the very same computer or other device is likely related to differences in electrical codes from one country to another.

These newer connectors must have a name?

<edit> Google NEMA C7 for the two conductor, C5 for three conductor and the older style 3 conductor computer cords were C15.

Here’s a decent chart:
https://www.stayonline.com/reference-iec320.aspx

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Re: BK Precision 1045
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2017, 01:37:07 PM »
Here are a couple photos of the AC cord on  the BK 1045.  The plug looks to be about 1" x 1/2."  The 3-prong male plug on the other end of the AC cord, and the ribbed rubber insulation on the AC cord is very similar to the power cord on my 60's era scroll saw.

« Last Edit: December 25, 2017, 01:42:01 PM by Ed Morris »
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Re: BK Precision 1045
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2017, 05:04:12 PM »
That is the old style cord, I found an adding machine xord that would swap.
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