Intellec power cord

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Wed Sep 15 18:16:30 2004

> Jack,
> Thanks for the info on the power cords. I looked up the two cords and they
> both look very close. I will contact Newark on Monday to verify the distance
> between pins. The 17952 has a note that states it is made with non-standard
> polarization. Do you or anyone else on cctech know how I can tell if it's
> the correct polarity for the Intellec? The 17280's notes state that the
> polarity is as mandated by CSA electrical bulletin 895b. Anyone know what that
> means? I'd hate to plug in the cord and fry my machine.

I think this has to do with which of the outside pins is live ('hot') and
which is neutral. Getting it wrong won't fry the machine, but it might
fry you if there's an electrical fault (the fuse should always be in the
live side of the mains, as should any single-pole switches).

What you need to do is open up the Intellec and see which pin on the
chassis-mounted mains plug goes to the fuseholder. I think the switch
comes after the fuse in these machines, but my Intellec, an MCS8i, is
non-standard in that I replaced the input connector with a IEC 'kettle
plug' type of connector, and also I have a non-standard power switch
(replaced by a previous owner).

Then you need to see which of the 2 available cables puts the fuse on the
live side.

Received on Wed Sep 15 2004 - 18:16:30 BST

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