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 Post subject: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:21 pm 
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This is for a big compressor i just been given. How many mistakes can you spot?

The compressor didnt work. Can you see why? ( all ive done is remove the cover!)
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No fuse

And the fact Micky mouse has wired it the wrong way


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No fuse

And the fact Micky mouse has wired it the wrong way


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L/N reversed; exposed core on brown; no cord grip; earth screw looks mullered...and as correctly pointed out no fuse.. oh and the nick on the insulation on the blue..

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The earth looks chewed up as well where it goes into the pin.
I take it this was the on the same compressor that was pulled apart to see why it was working? :roll:
I'd check the other end of the cable as well. Just in case!


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Well it worked....then someone took it apart....it then didnt work!

I got given it as a basket case.

Ive overhauled it but i didnt know how to reconnect the motor windings and capacitor so i took it to an electrical shop who reconnected it all up. But he said the pressure switch was buggered (obviously didn't look in the plug! ) he bypassed the pressure switch with a wire and Croc clips to prove the motor worked!


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Sounds as if you've got a compressor for the cost of the visit to the shop and the price of a pressure switch! Nice one! :thumbright:


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Basics

The first two letters of blue and brown

BR-bottom right, BL bottom left

How can anyone f*ck that up?



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Argyll wrote:
How can anyone f*ck that up?


Don't know much about colour blindness, but could be that I suppose? They made us take a colour blindness test before starting an electrical apprenticeship.
I read somewhere that the tracer on the earth was to help people who suffer from colour blindness.

Mind you I've come across at least one plug over the years with the earth wire connected to the live.


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Argyll wrote:
Basics

The first two letters of blue and brown

BR-bottom right, BL bottom left

How can anyone f*ck that up?


sidaxyle :scratch:

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Sounds as if you've got a compressor for the cost of the visit to the shop and the price of a pressure switch! Nice one! :thumbright:

There was nothing wrong with the pressure switch. It only didn't work because this plug was supplying the power to it!


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Got the earth right :mrgreen:


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Shocking!

The weird thing is the cable has been stripped in the preferred manner(live the shortest) and then terminated wrongly. Why? Unless it originally had a different(and presumably ) correctly wired plug.

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Argyll wrote:
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The first two letters of blue and brown
BR-bottom right, BL bottom left
How can anyone f*ck that up?


:dunno: somebody might have really skipped their colour tests...
ps: the mickey mouse comment was quite funny.


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Would a compressor even notice that they were the wrong way around?



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Would a compressor even notice that they were the wrong way around?


Errr.. I think you are missing the point :scratch:

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