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2006/07/16 17:50:52 (permalink)
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wiring an old plug

Hope someone can help me here, i have a very old record player probably 30 + years.

It has a cable running from the player with 240 volts A C only written on it, the end obviously has no plug on it, the cable being just white split at both ends, one looks bronze and the other silver, what goes were on the plug.

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    Dr Z
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    RE: wiring an old plug 2006/07/16 17:57:48 (permalink)
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    one goes to Live , one to neutral (the bottom pins)

    Doesn't matter which way around IIRC - may be worth waiting for an electrician though
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    RE: wiring an old plug 2006/07/16 18:06:55 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Dr Zoidberg

    one goes to Live , one to neutral (the bottom pins)

    Doesn't matter which way around IIRC - may be worth waiting for an electrician though


    Thanks mate, just don't wanna blow myself up lol, it's just a case of seeing if it still works after all these years, was in my folks attic.

    when the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea".
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    RE: wiring an old plug 2006/07/16 18:09:47 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Dr Zoidberg

    one goes to Live , one to neutral (the bottom pins)

    Doesn't matter which way around IIRC - may be worth waiting for an electrician though


    on some systems it does matter I believe.

    shame I wasnt around when they were making these recorders and I could have helped you . I'm just used to browns/blues/blacks/reds/and earths.

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    RE: wiring an old plug 2006/07/16 18:12:00 (permalink)
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    Would you chance it though lol, i can't find bugger all on google, it's just the old black set- up.
    post edited by pete66 - 2006/07/16 18:13:27

    when the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea".
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    RE: wiring an old plug 2006/07/16 18:16:26 (permalink)
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    can you not open the system up and look to see where the connections go to. It might give you a massive hint e.g. the connection block might say L or N for example.

    will try and look on google but am out in five.

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    RE: wiring an old plug 2006/07/16 18:24:04 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Finlee

    can you not open the system up and look to see where the connections go to. It might give you a massive hint e.g. the connection block might say L or N for example.

    will try and look on google but am out in five.


    Well the cable actually plugs into the player itself, it don't really look that striaghtforward to open up tbh.

    when the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea".
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    RE: wiring an old plug 2006/07/16 22:38:32 (permalink)
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    If its 30yrs old it'll just be a motor with a simple speed control and switch, no fancy electronics to blow up.
    I'd just connect it up and see if it works, if it doesn't try the other way.
    You have a 50/50 chance of getting it wrong first time.
    Is the plug (which goes into the record player) a figure eight shape? If so then it makes no odds if the L+N is mixed up as the plug can be inserted both ways round.

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    RE: wiring an old plug 2006/07/16 23:10:09 (permalink)
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    RE: wiring an old plug 2006/07/16 23:16:44 (permalink)
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    Me and AP once tried to wire a plug, but AP was looking after his great nan's goat at the time, which distracted us from the serious situation of the problem at hand. After dealing with the goat crapping on the floor of my kitchen, which had recently been tiled in marble effect tiles, purchased from local building merchant M F Watson, we went off to the shop to buy some goat food. When we returned the plug was fixed.
    We were shocked, no-one else had been in my house. My parents were away visiting a friend of my mum's hairdresser in Southend and my brother was roller skating in Hyde Park with his girlfriend (which turned out nasty as my brother's girlfriend, Sharon, tried to avoid a dog running towards her and careered down the steps of the local Tube Station and crashed into a tramp. She resulted in a broken leg and the tramp had a torn neck ligaments and was ordered to pay damages to the tramp after a lengthy court case).

    The only possible conclusion to this was that AP's great nan's goat felt guilty for crapping on my kitchen floor and took it upon himself to re-wire the plug, as we were showing great difficultly in our ability to do so ourselves.

    The moral of the story is if your need to wire a plug, go to a farm and find a goat.
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    RE: wiring an old plug 2006/07/16 23:20:05 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Rafriki

    If its 30yrs old it'll just be a motor with a simple speed control and switch, no fancy electronics to blow up.
    I'd just connect it up and see if it works, if it doesn't try the other way.
    You have a 50/50 chance of getting it wrong first time.
    Is the plug (which goes into the record player) a figure eight shape? If so then it makes no odds if the L+N is mixed up as the plug can be inserted both ways round.

    The writer accepts no responsibility for potential electrocution, fires or other disasters which may occur as a result, either directly or indirectly of this advice



    Thanks for the help guys, i took the chance and it worked, no electrocution


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    when the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea".
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