installing 3 wire cord on HT-32

Don Brooks w5orw at FLASH.NET
Thu Mar 8 22:02:17 EST 2001

Probably originally wired by a DC electricain instead of an AC electrician.
One uses black for ground, the other white (neutral).

Don  Brooks
Rt 12 Box 2924
Palestine, Tx, 75801

Radio  W5ORW since June '48
Milliwatts to Megawatts

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Johnson <scottjohnson1 at HOME.COM>
Date: Thursday, March 08, 2001 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: installing 3 wire cord on HT-32

>I think it is probably just due to the fact that it didn't matter which
>wire went where, as the blades of the cord weren't polarized anyway. The
>standards have not changed in the last sixty years.
>Bob Raley wrote:
>> On the present two wire cord on my HT-32 transmitter the white colored
>> is fused and the black wire is not.  This sounds backwards to me but I
>> I'm not understanding the reasoning here.  Maybe someone on the list can
>> explain it to me.  I'm wanting to replace this cord with a three wire
>>   I've always assumed the green wire is tied to the chassis directly, the
>> white wire is considered the neutral and is tied to the wide blade on a
>> polarized plug, and that the black wire is the positive wire and is the
>> that should be fused.  If I follow that reasoning I'll tie the black wire
>> the new cord where the white wire on the old cord was.  Not a big deal
but I
>> hope someone here can explain to me how the standards for wiring have
>> changed over time regarding two and three wire service cords.
>> Thanks in advance for your help.............Bob Raley N5JAN
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