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Polarity question.:  

 

My Sansui's a/c power cord 2-prong has a white stripe on one of the leads. What's the correct plug-in orientation?

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I suppose I can do some tracking info, but it won't be in the mail until after new years. It apparently keeps blowing output fuses, so it is getting mailed straight to my tech friend.
Regarding old Sony's, I am a BIG fan of their ES series and this is supposed to be the best one they've made.
I guess we'll find out haha.
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Polarity question.:  

My Sansui's a/c power cord 2-prong has a white stripe on one of the leads. What's the correct plug-in orienta
tion?
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If it is the original cord, it is omnipolar if both spades are the same size. If it isn't the original cord, you have to check to see if the rectifier circuit has any polar caps before you can assume omnipolar.
If the spades are different and it is original, it should only go in one way. If you're not talking 120v, you're on yyour own.
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If it is the original cord, it is omnipolar if both spades are the same size. If it isn't the original cord, you have to check to see if the rectifier circuit has any polar caps before you can assume omnipolar.
If the spades are different and it is original, it should only go in one way. If you're not talking 120v, you're on yyour own.

 

Original cord; White stripe only on one side; both spades are same size/shape. Plays both ways but I would like to know which way is optimal. 

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My Sansui 5000A is the same way. They float both sides of the AC line input above ground. I would like to rewire it for a 3 prong plug but it's not an easy job because of the aux AC out chassis sockets for other equipment. To make things even worse Sansui wired the AC outlets reverse of what they should be.

 

To your question -  The convention is that the "ribbed" wire in the Sansui's ac cord should plug into the ground side (wide) pin on the ac  outlet.  If you have a digital voltmeter - DVM - put it on its lowest AC scale and measure the voltage from the chassis of your Sansui to the ground side of your AC outlet and note the reading. Reverse the Sansui's plug in the outlet and re-measure. Use the orientation that gives you the lowest reading. 

 

All the best,

Frank

W3MEE

 

PS - how the hec do you get this thread (or any threads on the forum) to begin with the most recent post so you don't need to go through many pages to get to the most recent?

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PS - how the hec do you get this thread (or any threads on the forum) to begin with the most recent post so you don't need to go through many pages to get to the most recent?

Once you reply to a thread, it then shows up for you in bold on your main profile page. From there click the bolded thread title and it should always feed you starting at the most recent post.

I've found if you click on the Subscription button and access threads that way it does NOT go to the most recent post. Wish it did as that would be a great way to catch up on your favorite threads.
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PS - how the hec do you get this thread (or any threads on the forum) to begin with the most recent post so you don't need to go through many pages to get to the most recent?

1. Sign in 

2. Click on 'Subscriptions' tab at top right of page

3. Click on 'Activities' tab on the subscriptions page

4. When you click on  thread you should go to the last post.

5. When you hover over a thread it will also display two options: 'first post' and 'last post' which you can click.

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I've found if you click on the Subscription button and access threads that way it does NOT go to the most recent post. Wish it did as that would be a great way to catch up on your favorite threads.

Interesting, when I click the title of any thread in 'My Subscriptions" I always get sent to the most recent post that I have not read.

Works the same on my iPhone and iPad as well and all three are synched. I never get sent to the first post unless it is a new post that I am not subscribed to...

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Polarity question.:  

 

My Sansui's a/c power cord 2-prong has a white stripe on one of the leads. What's the correct plug-in orientation?

:popcorn:

I love that these monster receivers use lamp cord for power cables... :eek:

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Interesting, when I click the title of any thread in 'My Subscriptions" I always get sent to the most recent post that I have not read.

Works the same on my iPhone and iPad as well and all three are synched. I never get sent to the first post unless it is a new post that I am not subscribed to...


+1

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Most all forums have a 1st unread post button. I typically always use that.

 

I also setup auto emails for all new posts to subscribed threads, and those emails typically have a 1st unread post link.

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I love that these monster receivers use lamp cord for power cables... :eek:

 

Same with the little green ones...:normal_smile : 

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Same with the little green ones...:normal_smile : 

I respectfully disagree, those are more like something from an early Playstation :eek:.

A huge upgrade from lamp cord, but then those greenies deserve the best!

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I respectfully disagree, those are more like something from an early Playstation :eek:.

A huge upgrade from lamp cord, but then those greenies deserve the best!

What's wrong with lamp cord? you can re-cord them. 

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What's wrong with lamp cord? you can re-cord them. 

Nothing...all my lamps (and vintage gear) have 'em!

:beerchug:

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