Edward Greeley etgreeley at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Thu Feb 19 02:16:47 EST 1998

Hello again,

By all means, that would be the thing to do.  And for those who may not
be familiar with NEC-approved practice, the line cord should be  wired
as follows:  conductor connected to the WIDE blade on the AC plug
(normally WHITE) goes to the floating ground; conductor connected to the
NARROW blade (normally BLACK) goes to the power switch on the set,
preferably through a fuse of appropriate rating; conductor connected to
the ROUND, center prong (normally GREEN or GREEN with YELLOW tracer)
connects DIRECTLY to the chassis.  If the AC receptacles are properly
wired, which they aren't always, this results in an almost foolproof
electrical safety situation.  If you believe in "wearing a belt AND
suspenders", install a GFCI (ground fault current interruptor)
receptacle where the AC-DC stuff will be plugged in.  GFCIs can be had
at home improvement stores for $7.00 to $8.00 - really CHEAP insurance!
The same GFCI will also protect all downstream (away from the breaker
panel) receptacles connected to it.

Ed Greeley
Mobile, AL

Roderick M. Fitz-Randolph wrote:
> The below information, from Ed Greeley, is well taken!  Perhaps the
> best way to do this would be to use the "floating ground" as outlined
> by Ed (with new, quality components) and connect the green wire
> Equipment Ground directly to the chassis????  Your thoughts on that Ed?
> Rod, N5HV
> w5hvv at aeneas.net
> ____________________________________________________________________
> >Hello Rod & list
> >
> >Your line cord scheme will work, of course, but will also violate the
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