(Topic ID: 144429)

Help identifying "Royal Guard" hot wire please.

By BanditBoy

5 years ago

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#1 5 years ago

Hi All,
When I bought my machine the power cord was poor to say the least so I changed it to 3 core and earthed all the touchable metal for safety as suggested in various threads.b
Thing is, I wired the live & neutral the same as was with old cable, the ribbed wire for the live?? Just wondering if this correct as I got a belter the other week from a contact under the main game reset bank even though the power switch under the cabinet was off?

As always, thx for any replies.

#2 5 years ago

Ribbed for neutral wire.


#3 5 years ago

The larger pronged, ribbed wire goes directly to the neutral on the transformer. The smooth (hot) side of the wire is soldered to the fuse holder, which goes on to the transformer.

#4 5 years ago

Thx for that guys..
So if it's the wrong way around like mine could be the machine will still work normally but parts inside can be live that shouldn't be if cabinet switch is turned off??

#5 5 years ago

Hi BanditBoy
I am German speaking, living in Switzerland, the "Wall-Outlet" gives us "Line-current of 220 VAC". You have 110 VAC ? Or also 220 VAC ? We have a simple "Test-Tool" - in the dix I find "Charge Indicator, Circuit Tester, Strain gage, Voltage Detector, Voltage Tester". A picture: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phasenpr%C3%BCfer#/media/File:Phasenpruefer_01-l_KMJ.jpg - If I push the tip of this little Screwdriver into the Wall-Outlet and put my thumb onto the other end of the Screwdriver -> if I push it into "POWER-Side": The little bulb inside the Screwdriver lights up telling me "ThIS IS POWER-LIFE-CONNECTION".

When You rewire the Line-Cord: The POWER-Life-Cord should run through the Toggle-Main-Switch and through the "High-Volt-Power-Fuse".
The pin runs "This way" or "The other Way" mounted (Life-Wire / Neutral-Wire) - BUT: Fuses should be in the POWER-LINE - a fuse should blow when "too much Power gets in" - NOT: "Too much Power gets in , runs through the transformer - and still "Too much" flows through the Neutral-wire back to the Wall-Outlet". Double-check for correct mounting !!!
Greetings Rolf

#6 5 years ago

Thx guys, appreciated............

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