TV Power Cord Question

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Old 08-18-19, 06:54 PM
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TV Power Cord Question

I bought a boat last summer that had a TV mounted with the power plug run behind the wall. It is simply the cord without a box of any kind that I can see. It is rated for 5A 125V with a figure 8 square connection.

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The new TV I bought is a samsung as well but the power cord reads 7.5A @ 125V but it has a standard figure 8 connection as shown below.
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I rather not rewire the boat. Is there an adapter I can buy, can I simply shave down the existing wire? What are my options here?

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Old 08-19-19, 06:09 AM
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You could cut off the squared end and splice the new figure 8 to the old cord. I'd rather see that than shave off the insulation of the new cord.
 
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Hi Norm201,
Thank you. My main concern is the power. Do you think there would be in issue due to the difference in amp rating?
 
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Old 08-19-19, 07:27 AM
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I doubt you'll have a problem. Those things have a safety factor built in. And 5 amp vs 7.5 is not a big jump.
Our electrical/electronic experts may want to jump in to confirm or reject my opinion.
 
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How many watts does the new tv actually draw?
That info should be in the manual somewhere.
A new TV should draw less than 5 amps.

Quick points
The existing C7 plug is polarized, (hot/square neutral/circle iirc.)
The new tv takes an unpolarized C7 cord.

Instead of cutting up the existing cord, I'd spend the $1.82 for right-angle adapter
and then modify THAT to accept the circle-square plug.
 
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Old 08-19-19, 09:27 AM
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Your old TV used a polarized plug and the new one doesn't.
I'd file the square edges round and use the old cord.
 
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I ended up buying a 1' long extender and cutting the plug so it would fit, then sealing it entirely in electrical tape. So far works great.
 
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