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Hospital grade AC connectors

Whichever you get, this is the cheapest audio upgrade you can get. 

Except for this one. T he Hubbell hospital grade plug, order AC-P2, for $28.95. Click to buy it.

ORDER UHF14F-1.5K , UHF14/Furutech power cable kit, $184.95 Click to buy it

ORDER Extra length for the UHF14F, $30 per metre Click to add it


We also wonder why most makers of major brand DVD players use cords with

those awful little two-prong plugs...especially when we know the havoc

that a digital component can wreak on an entire system by

"broadcasting" noise through its power cord. But how do you change the

power cord? The solution is GutWire's unique adapter, which gives you a

three-prong IEC plug, allowing you to use a proper shielded power

cable. The neutral and live connectors are labelled, so that you can

plug the adapter into the player whichever way gives better


ORDER DVD-A, GutWire AC adapter, $39 Click to buy it

Need a 20 ampere unit for an exceptionally large amplifier? We have a

limited number of Hubbell HBL8300 duplex outlets...complete with the

little notch for special AC plugs. Order AC-D20, $32.95. Click to buy it

Power Line Accessories


these products are intended for countries with electrical power of 110

or 120volt AC. They will not work on 220 or 240 volts, nor

in any country using other connectors.

The UHF power bar

For years we've been warning you about buying those horrible power bars from the hardware store. So what do we recommend? 

UHF's own power bar is a high-performance

choice. Note the green dot on the fourplex outlet, denoting hospital

grade (it's from Hubbell). The cable is fully-shielded 14-gauge, 1.5m

long (but longer if you need it) and the AC plug is a Furutech, made

from pure copper, not the usual brass and nickel.

ORDER UHF14-PB, UHF power bar, $259.95 Click to buy

ORDER UHF14-B, additional length ($30 per metre) Click to buy

The basic UHF14 power cord, with Hubbell plug

This is the same fully-shielded wire used in our upscale power cord. The wall plug is hospital grade from Hubbell, and the IEC 320 connector is the 15-Ampere model from Schurter. Standard length is 1.5 metres, but you can order it longer for $30/metre. It’s fully assembled.

ORDER: UHF14 power cord, $124.95 Click to buy it

ADD: extra cable length, $30/metre Click to add it

The UHF14 power cord (assembled or DIY kit)


$2 power cords given away with even most expensive gear are hideous

beyond belief. This unique easy-to-assemble kit allows you to upgrade

at minmum cost. UHF14 is a quality 14-gauge shielded cable, with the

famous Schurter 15 Ampere IEC plug and a Hubbell hospital grade wall

plug. It is far lower in cost than any other quality cable known to us.

You can see the instruction sheet in PDF

form. Or get it already assembled for slightly more. Either way, don't

settle for less than this. The standard length is 1.5meters

(5feet). For a longer cable, add $20/metre.

The UHF14F power cord, with Furutech connectors

Go beyond the nickel and brass of ordinary connectors, to the Furutech

pure copper wall-plug, and the same outstanding Furutech copper IEC

plug we have used on our expensive cables. We were surprised to find

that our 14-gauge shielded wire is so good it deserves the best.

Available as an easy-to-assemble kit (no soldering). Or get it already

assembled for slightly more. The right choice even for high-current

amplifiers. The standard length is 1.5meters (5feet). For a

longer cable, add $30/metre.

20 Ampere power cables

Some large amplifiers use an IEC connector that is different from most, the

C-19. So does the Audioprism Power Foundation filter, above. The C-19's

pin layout is different from the usual. We have a solution, the

UHF14-20 cable. The wire is our own 14-gauge foil-shielded wire. It has

a Marinco 20 amp hospital-grade wall plug at one end, and the largest

C-10 IEC that Schurter makes.

ORDER UHF14-20-1.5 power cable, 1.5 metres $144.95, Click to order

ORDER Extra length, $30 per metre Click to add it

Instant Circuit Tester

Why doesn't your local convenience store stock this great device? It's a

fact that many homes--including most older ones--have one or more

circuits that are wired wrong. They're lousy for hi-fi, and they can

even kill you. How to find out? Just plug the Instant Circuit Tester into an unused AC outlet. If the two

yellow lights glow and the red one doesn't, you're fine. Any other

combination (and there are five of them!) is bad news. Fix it, or call

the electrician.

ORDER ACA-1, Instant Circuit Tester, $25 Click to buy it

It may look like a standard AC duplex outlet, but the green dot on the

face confirms that it is a Hubbell hospital grade outlet. Unlike

conventional outlets, it has superior wire fasteners and it grasps the

plug's prongs under pressure (hospitals don't like sparks around

oxygen). Substitute one for the AC outlet in your wall, and use two or

three more to make your own power bar (as described in issue 51 of

UHF). The AC-DA costs $27.95. Click to buy it