[time-nuts] AC Connector On HP 5061B
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Thu Oct 2 13:56:45 EDT 2008
> US is similar regarding the lashing together of earth and ground for
> single phase power. However, current US electric code is very specific
> about which terminal of the AC plug is wired to "hot" and which is
> wired to "neutral".
It used to matter back in the tube days when cheap radios/TVs didn't have a
power transformer. The neutral was connected to the chassis and the B+ was
derived from the hot line. That gives you a hot chassis if you swap the
power wires. (The chassis was all hidden in plastic, at least in theory.)
What happens to a 5061 if I swap the power wires? I can imagine some second
order considerations that would depend on how the power transformer is
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