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How do you use the converter in the UK with a 3 prong US chord? I have a laptop with a 3 prong cord.

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Please find an adapter to suit this you may look this up in any electrical shop or on ebay

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K&K AT-306 RECEIVER THE POWER CORD IS A two prong ,i think its from uk{ can i use this Uk to US USA Power Adapter}or soilder 110 power cord on the motherboard


The UK have 3 prong power plugs. Your power cable may be a figure of 8 type, Readily available in most electronics stores. If it states 240V only, then that is the voltage it needs.

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Have a mity mite ps 120 a automotive jump starter but no chord to charge it. can i just use any chord or do i need to buy a replacement chord? And if so where can i purchase?


What Cord?

Your asking about plugging it into the homes
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Can't use just any cord,not a two prong lamp cord
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You use a three prong grounded extension wire

Does it not have several feet of wire on it & a three
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I need to change my 3 prong to a 4 prong


Unplug the dryer then remove the terminal block cover and disconnect the 3-prong cord from the dryer. Note that the cord has red , black, and white wires but sometimes the red and black wires are both replaced by same color wire, usually gray and can switch places. There's also a ground strap wire also connected to the center terminal together with the white (neutral) wire.

Get yourself a 4-prong cord and note that it has red, black, white, and green/yellow wires but sometimes, like the 3-pronged one, the red and black wires are both replaced by same color wire, usually gray and can also switch places. All you have to do now is connect the 3 wires in the same manner they are connected as 3-prong cord to the terminal block. The ground strap wire now just need to be connected to the remaining 4th wire, the green/yellow wire instead of the center terminal together with the white (neutral) wire. Reinstall the terminal block cover and it's done.

It can be observed that converting a 3-prong cord to 4-prong cord is merely splitting the neutral line and the ground thereby increasing the number of prongs from 3 to 4 whereas, on the other hand, converting a 4-prong cord to 3-prong cord is merely joining the neutral line (white) and the ground (green/yellow) thereby reducing the number of prongs from 4 to 3.. The links below might enlighten you further on this matter.

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I have a four prong clothes dryer plug that needs to go in a three prong outlet - 220v. Any ideas?


It's either you convert the 3-prong outlet to 4-prong or the 4-prong cord to 3-prong. But the latter is easier and more feasible. Unplug the dryer then disconnect the 4-prong cord from the dryer. Note that it has red, black, white, and green/yellow wires but sometimes the red and black wires are both replaced by same color wire, usually gray. The red and black wires are lines L1 and L2 reversibly, meaning they can switch places, while the white and green/yellow wires are the neutral line and ground, respectively.

Get yourself a 3-prong cord and note that it has red , black, and white wires but sometimes, like the 4-pronged one, the red and black wires are both replaced by same color wire, usually gray and can also switch places. All you have to do now is connect these 3 wires in the same manner they are connected as 4-prong cord to the terminal block. The wire strapped to the dryer cabinet and connected to the green/yellow wire of the 4-prong cord wire is now left hanging. The last step is to connect this hanging strap wire to the same terminal on the terminal block (center) where the white wire (neutral) is connected and it's done.

It can be observed that converting a 4-prong cord to 3-prong cord is merely joining the neutral line (white) and the ground (green/yellow) thereby reducing the number of prongs from 4 to 3. On the other hand, converting a 3-prong cord to 4-prong cord is merely splitting the neutral line and the ground thereby increasing the number of prongs from 3 to 4. The link below might enlighten you further on this matter.

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Kenmore 700 dryer with a three prong cord is being converted to four prong. Is there a drawing of what wires by color going to the proper screw location?


There's a ground strap wire (green/yellow) attached to the dryer cabinet and connected to the center terminal where the white neutral wire of the power cord is connected. Disconnect this ground strap wire and remove the 3-prong power cord from the terminal block taking note where the wires are connecedt to. Connect the 4-prong power cord in the same way same wire colors of the 3-prong cord are connected to the terminal block. Connect the ground strap wire to the remaining fourth wire (green/yellow). Just do the reverse when converting 4-prong to 3-prong. The link below might enlighten you further on this matter.

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Switched chords on dryer from four prong to three prong when plugged in the top left prong sparked did i fry my dryer or is this fixable?


This is probably fixable as you probably hooked the cord up wrong and it arced and likely blew the breaker before much was damaged. The 3 prong cord has obviously, 3 wires. As long as you get the middle wire in the the cord hooked to the middle terminal on the dryer, the other two wires can go to each of the outside terminals, no matter which one goes where. Correct the cord and you will probably be in good shape.

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Wrong power chord I need to change from 3 prong to 4 prong.


The following link describes how to convert from a 3-prong appliance cord to a 4-prong:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r793520-3_prong_4_prong_power_cord_conversion

The difference is the way the Neutral (White wire) is configured. On a 4 wire configuration, the neutral is independent of the ground (Green) wire. Which means you DO NOT ground the white wire. Ground gets attached to the equipment cabinet or appropriate ground lug.

NOTE: This is for United States standard wire code. If you live outside the US, your wire color coding will differ. Please let me know if this is the case.

Let me know if you have any questions. I hope this helps you.

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