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Old 09-14-12, 04:44 PM
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HOT Plug!

The factory 120v 3 prong plug to my air compressor was getting hot so I replaced it with a universal 3 prong plug and it's not getting hot now! Doesn't make much sense?

 
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Old 09-14-12, 05:19 PM
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The conductors in the cord were most likely broken from the compressor being unplugged by the cord. Next time, don't unplug it by pulling on the cord.
 
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Old 09-14-12, 05:31 PM
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Also possible that the original cord had thin cheap prongs and the new one doesn't. Better contact means less heat at the connection.
 
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Yeah, the original plug was flimsy, the new one is beefier!
 
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Old 09-14-12, 06:55 PM
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Yeah, the original plug was flimsy, the new one is beefier!
I bet the new one also has a u-shaped ground and screws and pressure plates rather than crimped-on prongs. Just out of curiosity, what plug did you get?
 
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