Power plug wiring


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RamRod

As I am not in America I do not know which connection are active and neutral
on your power plugs, so looking at the wirings side of the plug please let
me know which way they are connected.



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RamRod

"Stormin Mormon" wrote in message
Internet is your friend:
http://www.leadsdirect.co.uk/technical/americanplugwiring.html


Thank you 'friend' :)


Interesting that here in Australia the colours are quite different, it used
to be red Active, Black neutral, and green earth.

It was changed a number of years back, maybe when we swung over to the
metric system.

Now it can be red or brown active, black or blue neutral, and the earth is a
striped cable yellow and green.

The phases used to be Red, Blue Yellow, but seeing that the new earth cable
is striped with yellow that became white. You cannot use yellow any more.

That striped (Green/Yellow) cable is great for colour blind people who could
have problems with the red/brown and green.

I have an American DVD player and need to wire up to a trannie to the US
power point to supply power to it.

I bought in in the US 3 years ago and it is about time I got it running :)

Thanks for the info.
 
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RamRod

"Stormin Mormon" wrote in message
I am thinking of all the various electricians. Cursing the people in the
other country who get the wiring colors wrong, and all the extra work
needed to rewire what the other
people did wrong. Every time an appliance crosses into the other country,
it gets rewired to "make it right".
It would be nice if there was an International colour of wiring, from
memory the Italians used to use red for earth, here red being an active.

Wiring around the world

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_wiring


There again we have a heap of different currents around the world different
voltages and frequencies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country
 
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grumpy

Chris, Ramrod The problem is that Australia don't use 120VAC they use only
220VAC like Europe in most cases over here it would be Red & Black on 220
system and on three phase it would be Red, Black and Blue and in some cases
maybe all one color all three phases, but color is use when phases may
become issue that goes for 220 or 440 but standard for USA on 120 neutral is
white Green is ground. Note the White Neutral and Ground are at same
potential but ground Green should not carry any current at any time while
neutral does.


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As I am not in America I do not know which connection are active and neutral
on your power plugs, so looking at the wirings side of the plug please let
me know which way they are connected.



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grumpy

If I was you I would recheck that there are some power supplies that do work
on wide range of AC voltages as you have outline but are limited to the
power unless
it says on it, particular item that it is changeable I would not do it
unless you want
to see smoke. The DVD that you have must likely is made in Asia it would be
miracle
that is made here in USA.
 
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RamRod

"Scott Lurndal" wrote in message
RamRod said:
I'd be really suprised if you couldn't just plug it directly in (with the
appropriate power cord). Most modern electronic appliances will accept
50 or 60hz 100-250VAC.
Yes I know many things can be run on 110-240 volts, but unfortunately this
one is only 120 volt.
 
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RamRod

"grumpy" wrote in message
If I was you I would recheck that there are some power supplies that do
work
on wide range of AC voltages as you have outline but are limited to the
power unless
it says on it, particular item that it is changeable I would not do it
unless you want
to see smoke. The DVD that you have must likely is made in Asia it would
be miracle that is made here in USA.

It is a Panasoni, and the voltage is 120 volts. It was made in China.


It is also 60 cycles, but hopefully that will not effect things, if it does,
well too bad.

I have run ancient US VHS players rated at 120 volts 60 cycles previously on
120 volts (Via a transformer) and 50 cycles and the only problem was the
clock, it was running wrong because of the lower frequency.

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I would not want to run larger electric motors or compressors on the wrong
frequency as the 60 cycle motors run at higher speed than the 50 cycle
ones, so in the case of a 60 cycle compressor run on 50 cycles it would have
have less capacity, also I think there is less iron in the 60 cycle motors
so they would tend to overheat if run on a lower frequency.

If you were to run a 50 cycle motor or compressor at 60 cycles it would run
faster and the motor might not have enough power to drive the motor at the
higher speed, or could burn out because it could be overloaded.

Yes there are some compressors that are rated at 50-60 cycles. I assume they
have enough iron in them for either frequency and the motor is powerful
enough to ignore what the difference in frequency is.
 

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