On 2/23/2015 9:10 PM, email@example.com wrote:
But you're not doing this in the middle of the cord, you're doing it
just a few inches from the end. The part that is spliced is not going to
even be on the reel inside,
Personally I'd just use a good quality 2 prong polarized plug. But now
it's turned into something else, "why are the replacement plugs larger
than a molded on plug?"
That could not be the answer. Did you not read the rest of the post?
Here is the fourth paragraph:
Why can't you get polarized plugs like plugs 1 and 3 in this picture, or
just a trifle thicker if necesssary?
Plugs 1 and 3 have screw terminals. Why can't you get a polarized
plug like them, or a little thicker if the length/width of the wide
prong is a little too long for the current size?
Even the one first recommended
(Amazon.com product link shortened)24405497&sr=8-4&keywords=2-prong+polarized+plug
is much bigger than plugs 1 and 3.
If you measure the largest dimension, you'll find that it's about the
sale as this one: <http://www.mcmaster.com/#6755k71 .
Those older style plugs had issues, but you can still find them, i.e.
<http://www.grandbrass.com/ShowItem.cfm?ItemNumber=PLGB01BR . Again,
look at the diameter. That one is 1.25" wide, about the same as
<http://www.mcmaster.com/#6755k71 . It looks smaller because the
diameter at the cord entry is much smaller because it lacks the good
strain relief system.
You'll never get a screw terminal plug much less than 1.25" in the
widest dimension, only a molded plug will let you get narrower.
The first one is the correct way to fix the vacuum cleaner.
Anything else is a patch, not a repair. The reason the small screw
type polarized plugs are so hard to find is you can't get proper
strain relief in the small cheap plug. The proper replacement cord
costs less than even a crappy polarized replacement plug
On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 4:12:40 AM UTC-6, Ben Dover wrote:
ner has a rubber coated round cord with insulation and a black (hot) and wh
ite (neutral) wire inside the cord. So it needs an ungrounded two prong PO
LARIZED plug where the wires attach via screw terminals. Plenty of unpolar
ized plugs with screw terminals as well as polarized two prong "quick attac
h" plugs that can attach to flat lamp cord, but nothing for this very commo
n use. Any ideas why this is the case? Or better than that, where I can f
ind what I am looking for?
Yes, the horse is dead...bury it and move on...
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