A Quick Connection System for Power Tools

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Power cords are always a problem. They’re often in the way and too short. A good way to solve both problems is a quick connection system, which I made in this video. It was a bit difficult to find connectors, that also lock together, but that’s what I wanted.
I’ve already used it for two weeks and love it. So convenient. A well worth investment.
The idea for this came from a viewer who sent me this link: https://www.grahamleggat.com/blog/2016/12/19/power-tool-cables

Due to a lot of concerns in the comments I might put the cable sleeves back on.

Though the tools may loose their warranty, but there’s nothing you can’t fix.

The plugs can be bought here: https://www.thomann.de/de/search_dir.html?bf=&sw=powercon+true
(you maybe have to find them for your region yourself)
They’re called: PowerCon True1 connectors

Enjoy the video!


Mark Presling says:

I can buy these connectors in Australia! Yay! I too get sick of winding up cords. I'm doing this upgrade but I will probably do it in stages. Thanks for the tip.

Mercenary Gamer says:

Nice , but if you do that you will lose the guarantee


Danke für die prompte Antwort.

Annett G. Nickol says:

Statt Neutrik's die sicherlich nicht gerade billig sind, tuts auch jedes Kaltgerätekabel.
Diese gibt es ebenfalls als male/female-variante:



Hallo Marius! Das Umrüsten auf nur ein Kabel gefällt mir und ich wollte es dir gleich tun. Ich habe zunächst bei der Firma "Conrad" 2 Neutrik-Stecker (NAC3MX-W) bestellt. Sie wurden auch (für teures Geld) geliefert, aber es fehlten die Gegenstücke (weiblich). Die müssen vermutlich separat bestellt werden. Welche Typenbezeichnung tragen sie und hat sich das ganze überhaupt bei dir bewährt? Für eine baldige Antwort wäre ich dankbar.

Caixia Wang says:

How is the autoassemble animation done in video?

mhe0815 says:

Dem Draht zur Erde immer etwas extra Länge im Stecker geben – damit ist er immer der letzte den es ausreisst wenn das Kabel aus dem Stecker kommen sollte. Aber geniale Idee mit den Steckern!

Alaa Ali says:

Genius solution thank you man

Sam Deandre says:

SUPER IDEE Nur ich versteh dich nicht, kann immer noch kein engl 🙂
Bin Elektriker, habs so ähnlich gemacht, hätt die stücke an den geräten etwas länger gelassen so 20-30cm, dann hätste die auch einfach abpitschen können ohne jedes gerät aufzumachen. Auch schön mit den Aderendhülsen haste gezeigt 👍👍👍

Mick D says:

Sehr Klug! Grusse von Australien! Das mach Ich auch.

Anders Folkesson says:

I like this idea soo soo much 🙂

David Gatherer says:

I know this video is a little old. Really like the idea however I wouldn't recommend if you need to take tools on site. Not that any of them would be allowed or at least not in the UK as its only 110V allowed on site.

However my real, note with regards to this mod is….
Cable strain relief sleeves need to remain at least in part and the wooden inserts are just a no, no. Yeah, they are not conductive but they will be abrasive. Ie overtime the cable will more than likely become worn.
Simply cut down the existing rubber strain relief sleeves to suit. You could probably even get the sleeve into the Neutrik connector and it would bite down on it, once tightened.

Final note, I assume Neutrik were used to able the cable to be locked off. A cheaper solution might be a rewireable female lockable IEC (£2-3 per IEC). I know they lock into equipment and assume a male IEC connector (cheap as peanuts) would be no different though you'd have to test but just a thought.

JD’s Workshop says:

Fantastic! I love this idea!!! Great work!

Kjeld Schouten says:

Okey, I got quite some experience with Powercon (and ill leave others to complain about the rest 😉 ), as it its one of the more prominent plug system for events:

They are made to be easy to (daisy) chain, so your system would be far more usefull if done like this:
– Add a few wallmounted powercon connectors
– create a few powercon to powercon cables
– add powercon connectors to your tools
– create a few normal power plugs to powercon connectors.

This way you can use your powercon cables to reach any length you want because you can combine them at will! 🙂

Dejay Rezme says:

Well this system would be amazing if you'd have proper jacks integrated into the power tools.
Thanks for the video!

jason oliver says:

This is such a great idea! What about putting a quick connector on a retractable cord reel so it's always the right length and easy to put away?

HMB wing says:

Marius – one year later: was it a good idea?

Andreas Schrapel says:

Einheitliche Stromverbinder sind die eine Seite, die man durchaus so lösen kann wie du das vorgestellt hast.
Viel nerviger und komplexer sind die unterschiedlichen Absaug-Anschlüsse, die man mal vereinen müsste. Wie handhabst du das?

Edward Ramirez says:

Question: Why not just have one cord that connects to all your tools? Why make 5 more cords?

MarkH10 says:

One thing you did not mention with the manufacturers cords from all your tools is that they sell well on EBay.
With 10 tools and a 130 Euros price tag, recouping half your money is an 8 to 10 Euro price for each cord you sell, after fees and shipping..

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