Looking for some help/guidance with wiring up a line filter with a new AC cord. I'm re-assembling a Stern Meteor after restoration. It was a working pin before tear down, and the first power test is failing miserably.
I have no connectors plugged into any PCBs, not even the power supply rectifier. The problem is the circuit breaker for the power outlet is tripping.
Here's Vid's photo of the Bally line filter example. Left to right on top is Neutral (Ribbed), Ground (Green), and Hot (Black). Out the bottom left to right is Blue (Neutral) to White and Brown (Hot) to Black.
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Here's my Meteor photo before tear down (this was a working game). Left to right on top is Neutral, Ground, and Hot. I presume the Neutral wire is on the left because of the writing/markings on that wire (both wires are flat, black, and devoid of obvious ribbing). Out the bottom left to right is Blue (Neutral) to Black and Brown (Hot) to White. The concerning thing here is that it's the exact opposite of Vid's Bally example as White is usually Neutral and Black is usually Hot, but again this was a working machine so when I re-assembled everything, I used this Blue to Black and Brown to White configuration.
Here's my Meteor photo after re-assembly with a new AC cord on the original line filter. Left to right on top is Neutral (White), Ground (Green), and Hot (Black). Out the bottom left to right is Blue to Black and Brown to White, just like it was with the old/previous AC cord when the machine was working. That Blue to Black and Brown to White sure doesn't seem right, but again that's the way this line filter was wired originally and it was a working machine.
As soon as I plug the pin into a surge protector (even with the surge protector turned off), the breaker for the outlet trips.
Is this a symptom of a fried line conditioner / MOV (all PCBs, including the rectifier board, have nothing plugged in)? Recommendations on a replacement for an early Stern SS?
Is this a wiring problem, even tho the original working config out of the filter before tear-down was Blue to Black and Brown to White? Should I try swapping them (what's the worst that could happen)?