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In addition if you take an actualy roll of electrical tape, and turn it in its side , it can provide additional support, you may have to peel off some of the tape to get a good fit, and you just want a little support , not anything that will have too much pressure. I use both methods simultaneously.
Soliver, this is becoming a common problem due to some of these ridiculous, non-flexible cables hitting the market. You may find Velcro to help. A piece of "hook" attached on the BOTTOM of the component, directly BELOW the connector, with another piece of "hook" on the REAR of the component directly ABOVE the connector will provide two points of attachment for the use of two "loop" straps. These straps would be located at a point where they would be maintaining pressure along the back of the connector (one on each side of the cable), also retaining the connector in the socket.
Also, the "loop" material is very soft and won't scratch anything when applying/removing. Most Home Depot stores or the like, sell Velcro kits with a spool of hook and loop 1/2' wide. It is perfect for this application. Adhesion will always be enhanced with a thorough alcohol cleaning before applying the hook.
Hope this helps, Ed
I tried creating hooks to suspend the power cords, didn't work. The cords were too heavy. Then carved some supports out of closed cell packing foam to support them from below, which rest on the surface of the amp stand - works well. Since it's foam, and the stand itself supposedly isolates the component from vibration too, that doesn't seem to be a problem. I really can't imagine that any IEC socket could support heavy power cords - that just isn't what they are designed to do.
I prefer the little plastic tripod that comes in pizza boxes to prevent the top cover from touching the surface of the pie. Chop down the legs, and slide under. Cheap (free), efficient and unobtrusive without altering the PC. Of course, my IEC is near the bottom of the chassis - if you are up higher, I suppose the suggestion is moot. Good listening,
What I did was glue a piece of plastic (the thickness of a piece of a cd jewel case) to the top of the plug. This created a snug fit and stopped the sagging. However, for added assurance I then used a strong rubber band and affixed it to the top of the handle I have on the rare of the amp. This has worked fine over the years. OBTW, thess are all things I had laying around the house.
Good luck with your solution,