Grounding Plug for mixer?

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  1. jproaster

    jproaster

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    I have an older KA-5 mixer with no grounding plug and the cord is ok, but kinda flimsy. 

    anyone ever put a new plug on theirs?

    john
     
  2. fr33_mason

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     So what I gather from your question is that you have a two prong plug which has no common (green wire) and only a hot (white wire) and negative (black wire).  You can wire a three prong plug with the existing cord, you just will not have a common (green wire) connection.  wire accordingly :  white to silver terminal and black to copper terminal and ignore the terminal with the green screw.
     
  3. petemccracken

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    Personally, I'd REPLACE THE CORD with a three wire cord and connect the green wire to the metal case of the mixer!
     
  4. mikelm

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    Listen to Pete! 

    Mike
     
  5. jproaster

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    I knew that I'd want to replace the cord; just wondered if someone's done it- where's the best place to ground to housing?  a certain cord works best? etc.

    thanks,
    john