Oster Rice Cooker Electrical Wiring

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Oster Rice Cooker Electrical Wiring

I have an old Oster rice cooker from which the power receptacle is missing. Since it's an obsolete unit, I cannot find a replacement for the receptacle. So I would like to connect a power cord directly to the two wires in the unit. Can somebody tell me which of the two wires is supposed to be connected to the live wire?

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Old 10-23-13, 02:37 PM
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Old 10-24-13, 12:29 AM
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With that circuitry and with the non-polarized plug it uses..... there is no hot or neutral designated.

I'd rather see you buy the proper cord as they are nowhere near obsolete.

Amazon: Cord, 2.5' , 1/2 spacing, fits percolators, rice cookers.: Kitchen & Dining


I'd assumed that was your unit in the picture with a receptacle and maybe you needed the cord.
 
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Oster Rice Cooker Power Input Wires

Thanks for your response. Although the picture shows a receptacle, my unit does NOT have one.
I'm sorry the picture was a little misleading. That's why I was planning to hook a power cord directly to the two wires. In any case, as you suggested, since this circuitry does not care about the polarized inputs, then I can connect the two wires from the power cord in any order.
 
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Old 10-24-13, 11:18 AM
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Don't forget to use a listed strain relief and heater-rated cord.
 
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I understand the heater-rated cord specifications, i.e. typically 10A/250V, 18AWG, right? But I'm not sure about the strain relief characteristics?
 
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