Old power cord


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Old 01-30-04, 09:09 PM
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Old power cord

I am replacing the power cord on a video game and it is a bit old. I have the replacement wire, 16-3, with black, white, green. The cord I am replacing is also 16-3, but since it's old, there's a black, black ribbed, and green. What I need to know is, on the old cord, is black ribbed the same as the white? Or vice-versa..Thanks.
 
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Old 01-31-04, 06:01 AM
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Want to be sure? Determine how the wires are connected to the original plug.
 
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Old 01-31-04, 07:40 AM
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Yeah, duh to me. I actually thought of that after I posted the question. I figured out that the black ribbed is attached to where the white would be. Thanks.
 
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Old 01-31-04, 10:14 AM
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The ribbed==neutral is the convention still used on most cords.
 
 

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