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I'm in trouble again :-( Dog ate the plug on Pam's laminator.

I can wire on a new one but my memory is scary so i'll double check with you lot first.

There's a blue wire and a brown wire and i believe they can go either way (obviously not using the earth pin), YES ?? or How ?

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give this a go dusty
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Cheers,
Ambientgoat

looking at the plug as if you were going to plug it in the brown wire goes to the left pin, the blue to the right pin and the earth to the bottom pin.

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Blue is Neutral.

The plug should be labelled P = Brown & N = Blue

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brown is active.
if you get it wrong - the brown stuff is where you finish up.

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its ac dosent matter.,less the earth

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Dave, Dave, Dave!!! It does matter, just because it is AC (or alternating current for the un initiated) it may not be polarity sensitive in the use of the power, but and a big BUT, the neutral wire in the appliance may be connected to earth. If you connect the blue wire to the active you will have a live earth or a big bang.( Much spitzen sparken und fusen popen) Dusty, just as sliver said.

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Pete.
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"Old Holdens never die, they just go faster"

Aust regulations have all 2 wire electrical equiptment colored Brown & Blue. I had to rewire a Hair Straightener a while back after the Mutt chewed the plug. Took it to work to fix an pretty certain our sparky mentioned that with the 2 wires it dont matter which one goes where.But if your laminator catches on fire It wasnt me who said you could do it. Do you buggers still get the old saftey van parked up in your local shopping center???

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Wishing my lawn was EMO so it would cut itself...!!!

is pam making dodgy drivers licenses or something?

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Dusty,
A great man once showed me a trick when replacing plugs on
extension leads.He said "Son see here,how the PINK wire goes here,the ORANGE here,and the GREY here.All you do is put them back on the new one in the same order."No he wasn't a sparky,Yes he was my father & yes totally colour blind.
Seriously Dusty if you haven't already thrown out the old plug & it still has pieces of the off cut wires still attached this may help.
Cheers Leith

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I reckoned i could wire either way around but i know that makes stuff run backwards in some cases and i dunno how a laminatin' tingo handles reverse, lol.
Memory not to be relied upon in these situations and yeah Leith, this is what's thrown me mate.. The original plug was a moulded toss away job and even with Dog's help, i couldn't get a look in :-O

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No worries Dusty glad that it's been sorted.
Leith

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do not earth/double insulated?consult a qualifried electrician.

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double insulated is pritery much all appliances these days as there plastic and have very little or no steel sections to earth

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Lots of old holdens keep you busy

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