Electricity Wizards

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  1. tonray

    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Question for those in the know:

    I have a small amp with a 2 prong plug but want to plug into a grounded outlet.
    First choice was to use a collar with a third pin (plug has a metal contact for ground pin) but cannot find Schuko collar made for this purpose.

    Option 2: can I plug into a proper 3-prong into wall power strip and be fully grounded that way ?

    Option 3: could I insert a metal pin (plug has a hole seemingly for that purpose)

    Any help appreciated
     
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    bc rich Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    If it is a modern amp with a two prong it was designed that way , called 'double insulated ' . In that if a fault occures no external parts will become hot,
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    I also realized it's a removable power cord so I can simply get a 3 prong if needed. The only reason I even asked was when using a cheap soundhole pickup with a direct cable to amp...there is definitely a small current felt at the metal frame of the pickup but with proper electric guitar and cable no issues.
     

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    Use the 2 prong there is no difference really in this case.

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