Power Cord on TiVo Premeire XL

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  1. psppsp

    psppsp New Member

    Sep 3, 2007


    I just purchased a used TiVo Premiere XL from someone, but they forgot to bring the power cord with. Are there anything special about those cords, or can I use any 2 prong cable that fits in the back?

    I have a couple of older TiVos, so I'm probably just going to use one of those.

    Otherwise, can someone with this model post the power information (watts, etc) that's stamped on the end of the cord?
  2. mblloyd

    mblloyd Member

    Feb 11, 2007
    (By definition) If you have a cord that fits, use it. But it may have changed from what your previous TiVo used.
  3. E94Allen

    E94Allen New Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Older TiVo uses cord plug that look like fish shaped and newer TiVo (Premiere) uses cord plug that look like infinity shaped.

    The cord plug that are shaped like fish won't work at all with Premiere.
    You will have to find the cord that are looked like infinity. Also the cord from Premiere will not fit in older TiVo either.

    I do not know why they changed the cord plug's design for Premiere.
  4. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    You can trim a fish cord to work just fine with a knife, really..
  5. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...


    I've done that.
  6. psppsp

    psppsp New Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I took a cord from my old digital camera charger. I knew it was the right shape, but didn't know if there was differant power levels for these cords like transformers or power supplies have.
  7. petew

    petew Active Member

    Jul 31, 2003
    Pittsburg, CA
    The "fish" shaped one is polarized, the "infinity" shapped one isn't. If the
    infinity connector is used the internal circuit needs to be designed to be equally safe with the plug inserted in either orientation. If the fish shapped connector is used it only needs to be tested with the power connected as designed.

    All cords with the same shape connector are rated for the same load. Cords rated for higher loads have larger connectors.

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