[Boatanchors] Article on changing from 2 to 3 wire power cords

Maury Guzick w5io at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 6 17:33:14 EDT 2019

Hi Glenn, 

Long time. 

Yea, it's the tricky AC/DC I am concerned about. 

What about using MOV's, thought I read something about them not being recommended to use anymore in boatanchors?
    On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 4:28:46 PM CDT, Glen Zook <gzook at yahoo.com> wrote:  
 I don't know of any article on doing this.  However, it is a very simple thing to do.
Black wire goes first to the fuse and then to the off / on switch.  If no fuse, add one!
White wire goes to unfused side of the power transformer.  If there is a fuse, it should be rewired in the black lead.  If 2-fuses, remove this one.
Green wire goes directly to the chassis.
Of course, this is with transformer powered units.
If AC / DC, then things get "tricky" depending on if one side of the AC line cord is connected to the chassis.
Glen, K9STH 
Website: https://k9sth.net 

    On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 04:19:26 PM CDT, Maury Guzick <w5io at sbcglobal.net> wrote:  
 I have read a couple of different ones in the past, but can't seem to find any on data base searches. 

Does anyone have a reference for this?


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