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power cord orientation?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by stormin norman, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. stormin norman

    stormin norman

    Dec 1, 2011
    I have a reel to reel deck with no power cord.(Pioneer RT-1020H) I have plenty of old cords available to me, but I do not know if I need to be concerned with which way plug it in. Do I need to be concerned with which side of the recep in the deck the common /hot go to?
  2. jackorocko


    Apr 4, 2010
    I don't think it matters simply because the AC is rectified to DC. If you are in the US and you have different colored screws/terminals, then the convention is Hot/gold Neutral/silver Ground/green
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2011
  3. stormin norman

    stormin norman

    Dec 1, 2011
    Thanks ...after I thought of it more I figured it went direct into a transformer inside anyhow. The recessed opening in the cabinet where the power cord plugs in isn't designed for a one way fits only either.I'll find myself a cord that fits and cross my fingers...
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