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Help installing a 3-prong power cord

2/17/2001 10:08 PM
Cliff
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Help installing a 3-prong power cord
I've done a bit of electronic work...pickup installation and the like, but I'm not sure about this project. I want to install a 3-prong power cord on an old Premiere Reverb tank and my little Vibrochamp. A few basic questions that I have:  
 
 
 
1) My new 3-prong cords are black, white, and green. I know green is chassis ground. I'm not sure, when working with AC, which color is hot. My guess is: white is hot. How am I doing?  
 
 
 
2) On the reverb tank, one of the existing 2-prong leads goes to the on/off switch. The other goes to a black wire leading to the transformer. How do I tell which one is ground?  
 
 
 
3) What should I look for in the VC for hot and ground? I don't have the amp in front of me right now, as it is over at the rehearsal garage.  
 
 
 
Thanks much for any help you can give me.

 
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Shea Black is hot, white is neutral (not... -- 2/17/2001 11:36 PM