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Is this power supply not properly grounded?

Quick Rundown The original power supply for my heat press machine (for t-shirts, hats, etc) machine went belly up, so I ordered a the only replacement that I could find that resembled the original. ...
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Plug for Gree air conditioner display

To make an extension cable for the display of a Gree air conditioner, I need a plug and a terminal with the following data: 4 pin 2.5 mm pitch
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Can you identify this plug type?

I have a Koolatron SmartKool Cooler Freezer with a plug I can't identify. I could use some help!
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Heater from France with blue, black, brown wires [closed]

I have just bought an oil heater from Screwfix. It is a French appliance supplied without a plug. I've just realised the wires are blue, brown and black. Would anyone know how I go about connecting ...
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Wiring of laptop 3-prong power supply (US vs UK)

I have a laptop power supply that comes with a US 3-prong plug, connected to the PS through a 3 circle female connector. I want to change its plug from US 3-prong to UK 3-prong. But, if I am not ...
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Spark plug noise on power supply

I am working on a motorcycle diagnostic tool. Everything works fine except for the fact that when the engine is turned on, in some motorcycles spikes start appearing all over the circuit, and the ...
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What battery connector type is this?

Just spent a long time on the JST site and the Molex site trying to identify the following connector. It's got 2mm pitch and is used for a battery connector in a small RC quadcopter. I found them on ...
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What is the purpose of the 1 Mega-ohm 1/2 watt resistor between neutral and ground, in a vintage audio amplifier (SONY model STR-7800SD)

I own an old SONY radio / amplifier, model STR-7800SD. I opened it and I saw a resistor between one of the AC lines and the chassis. The funny thing is that it has a REVERSIBLE 2-prong plug! So, I ...
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How unsafe is 220V over NEMA 5-15 really?

I'm from the Philippines but the U.S. had a very large influence on our electrical standards. It is especially evident on our electrical sockets. While all of the sockets in a typical Filipino home ...
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Barrel connector is too long for port

I had to buy an AC adapter for a monitor, but the one I purchased, while having the correct diameter for the plug, sticks out about a centimeter from the plug (picture below). This leaves part of the ...
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Lego connector, 2 pin, Vintage

I have searched the forum and am unable to find reference so am asking what I hope is an unanswered question. I have been tasked with getting an old (eighties / nineties) Lego collection back into ...
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Correct way to attach a power cable to this kind of female plug?

I am trying to figure out how to connect AWG16 power cables to the plug shown in the picture. The plug will be a power source (220V 10A) in a plastic enclosure. Can I just insert the cables into the ...
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Can I use this US extension cord in Europe? [closed]

Long story short: I need an extension cord to charge my EV when the standard charger does not reach the socket. I spent hours researching what options I have and most review websites I found were US-...
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What trouble will I get into if I use a headphone jack for serial communication between two arduinos?

I have a project that requires two arduinos to exchange some information when connected together via wire. When the connection is made, Arduino A should start sending a message. When Arduino B has ...
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What type of plug is this?

I'm seeking to buy this type of plug but can't find it anywhere. I tried asking at my local electronics shops, googled the images and consulted the data sheet of the appliance it came with. (12V input ...
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Leaving the plug attached to the socket [closed]

It would be really helpful for me to leave the USB plug (the "brick") plugged into the power socket. I would not connect the cable, which could potentially short if it touched a conductor, ...
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Why is my plug socket CRACKLING?

I have one socket at my resident where I plug my laptop charger. It started crackling a few days ago and it continued every day since. Today I opened the socket and replaced it with a new one. It ...
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Choosing rheostat ratings

I want to control a heated pad with a rheostat. My heated pad has a power rating of 30W and supply voltage of 12V DC. How do I calculate the ratings required for my rheostat and plug adapter? I have ...
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What is this connector/plug called?

I have found this cable several months ago with old electronics (it is more than 5 years old, I'm sure.) For more than a week, I have been looking for the type of plug shown in the photos on internet ...
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Identifying this connector - PM395 thermal camera viewfinder

I have an old thermal camera (inframetrics PM395). I want to replace the original viewfinder with a small display. What is the name of this connector? I wish to make up my own cable using the same ...
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Solid state relays with 555 timer for spark plug circuit

So here is the circuit that I have tried to make it work with an ignition coil to make sparks. What I want to achieve is a single spark from the input. This circuit does work but the IC 555 timer ...
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AC Plug Type F PCB design?

I am designing a smart plug device. I need an ac plug footprint for my design. I will use type F (schuko) plug but I could not find its design files for altium. Can somebody inform me? Thanks in ...
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Difference between the two circuits

I am trying to make a circuit for controlling a spark plug using 555 IC.I found two circuits on the forum which are very similar to each other but from what I have observed, they are using different ...
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Searching replacement for broken plug

Could someone tell me the specification of this plug? The plug is from the camera and microphone unit of my laptop lenovo u330 touch. I damaged it and want to replace it. i hope to find a replacement ...
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Help identifying adapter DC plug

Does anyone know what type of plug type this is? I am having no luck identifying it so far. The closest I have found are the Kycon KPPX-3P-SR7DI but it only comes in a 3 and 4 pole version and this ...
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How sensitive are laptop barrel jack sizes?

In particular, is a barrel jack described as 1.35mm x 3.5mm likely to work with a socket made for a 1.3mm x 3.4mm jack?
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USB plug adaptation for Dremel 7750

So, I recently threw out a bag of random chargers I didn't think I was using anymore. Later I found that my Dremel charger was part of these. I did however save all the connectors and just threw out ...
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Hardware that can spoof mA usage or cause it

I have a device that is expecting to trigger when the TV turns on/off except I can't plug the TV directly into it. I have a WeMo smart plug which is meant to spoof the TV turning on/off however, I ...
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What type of connector is this? Looks like a kind of shrouded EIAJ

This type of connector is used in some OMRON TENS devices and I'd like to know which kind of connector is this. If you have the reference or a way to get the female connector, it would be really ...
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Will a14mm DC barrel fit in a socket prepared for 9mm? [closed]

I've got a device that has a DC socket, but I think it might be for 9mm long barrels and I've already ordered 14mm jacks. Will it fit? If yes, then do I need to somehow secure the part of barrel which ...
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What do you call this type of plug?

What do you call this plug as a whole? It has 2 pins and a grounding/earthing wire protuding out. As i do not know the name of this plug, I do not know how to properly use it or even know that its ...
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Is a hole on earth pin normal?

So there is this weird hole on top of the earth pin of an appliance: I dont know whether this is normal or not, or whether it's safe to use or not. Should I repair it, or use it hoping that nothing ...
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Electric shock when touching insulated plug

Something weird happened. My girlfriend tried to unplug our dryer from the wall outlet. We live in Germany. She touched the plug on the insulation (like normal) and did not touch the pins, but still ...
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Securing a very, very old 220V switch

We recently acquired a very old saw that accepts either 220V or 120V. It came with a suicide (male-male) cord, in turn going to a female-socket cable: which in turn goes to a DPST switch: in turn ...
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What is best to use for a desktop computer, 2 prong or 3 prong power plugs?

We purchased a second hand NEC desktop computer and just lately we had a long beep problem that occurred. I figured it might be the RAM, so I disassembled the system unit and cleaned the RAM. However, ...
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Help with switching shaver to EU plug

I bought an electric toothbrush from Amazon UK and it came with a shaver plug. I’m trying to fix it to fit a EU socket. I've got a spare EU plug and I was thinking of cutting the shaver plug off and ...
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Why do EU electrical sockets/plugs have two pins for grounding?

Inside a plug there is one grounding wire, while the socket has two grounding pins. I know that the wire splits into two, but why? As the wiring inside the wall is supposed to be the same between ...
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What is the material of AC outlet plug pins? Is it standardized? Are they usually just stainless steel?

^ The title. I want to know if the material is food safe and wanted to know if it would be toxic if introduced into a material that will be consumed. It will be exposed to liquid constantly and I don'...
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Why would touching a rubber insulated spark plug wire causes current to go through your finger?

I'm trying to understand the physics. The spark plug has a gap of 0.9mm. Why would the current go through the insulation resistance, the finger resistance and the air gap between the finger and the ...
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What is this barrel jack plug?

It is from a German-made sewing machine pedal. It appears to be 2mm inner diameter, 5mm outer diameter on the metal but has a 6mm plastic molded ring on the end...maybe to assure it stays connected? ...
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What is the benefit of a male output connector on a powersupply?

I saw several power supplies which use a male output connector. For example the Meanwell OWA 90E series uses a XLR 4P or ...
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Where do AC/DC power adapter manufacturers get their high amperage (>12.3A) barrel plugs? [closed]

I was looking to swap out a barrel plug on a spare Dell 240 watt AC/DC power adapter to avoid having to purchase a ~$80 replacement with the correct plug. I went off to Digikey and Mouser in search ...
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DC plug identification

It's a 9.5V 0.6A adapter with a really strange plug like a smaller half-flat IEC C7/C8 but much smaller, like 12mm wide. What is this called or is it totally proprietary?
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Is there a connector that breaks the default circuit when a plug is connected? (e.g. cut off speaker when headphones are connected)

I want the normal path from a sound card to go to a speaker/internal mic, but when a headphones or mic (mic with PTT, hence 4-pole) is connected in a 3.5mm plug then I want to reroute there. Ideally I ...
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9 pole mini din identification

I need to buy a 9 pole mini din plug (male) to create a ps2 -> quadrature mouse adapter but I'm a little concerned the socket I'm connecting to is non-standard: [ The reason I think this is the ...
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How would i go about detecting if a rs-485 cable is plugged in?

The basic problem were trying to solve is certain secondary device's cables gets left unplugged and we need a way to detect a cable that is plugged into my device,and check if that cable is actually ...
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What type of plug do I need to switch on a VL-CSH07G LED?

I ordered it from this [site][1] , and the model is VL-CSH07G. What type of power/plug/pin do I need to power the LED on ? Link to the thing I am supposed to order or its name is optimum solution here
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Can anyone identify this two pin locking plastic low voltage plug and socket?

This is a plug/socket from a reset button on a gas heater. I need to extend the cable because it requires the heater facia to be removed to access it, so I wanted to create a new plug/socket to add an ...
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Clarification about USB receptacle and plug

I need clarifications about which USB receptacle and plug I have to use for an embedded product. I looked on line and I found a lot of documentation like this or this and I understood that: If I ...
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What is this "reversed" connector called?

Looking at this power connector, what is its name? It's kind of a "reversed" form of the standard IEC 603 C7/C8 coupler. Also, what could be the rationale of the manufacturer not to use the standard ...
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