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How to Replace a Three-Prong Plug on a Power Strip

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  1. How to Replace a Three-Prong Plug on a Power Strip, Three-Pole Plug: étape 1, image 1 de 1
    • Unplug the power strip and place it on a flat, non-metal surface.

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    • Cut near the base of the original plug, all the way through. Dispose of the old plug.

  3. How to Replace a Three-Prong Plug on a Power Strip: étape 3, image 1 de 1
    • Before attempting to work with the wires, insert the cord into a piece of heat shrink tubing. This will help to safely seal the wires later.

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    • Examine the 3 wires inside. You should see green, white, and black. Snip off any stray wires over a trash can.

  5. How to Replace a Three-Prong Plug on a Power Strip: étape 5, image 1 de 1
    • Strip back about 1/2 inch of the Wire with the wire strippers.

    • Braid the wires by gently twisting each strand so they stay with their same color wires.

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    • Unscrew the hinge on the new plug, set the screw somewhere safe for later.

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    • Make sure you have 3 different colored screws. Gold or dark colored, green and silver or light colored.

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    • Pair the black wire to the gold or dark colored screw. Once twisted around the screw clockwise, tighten it.

    • Pair the green wire to the green colored screw. Once twisted around the screw clockwise tighten it.

    • Pair the white wire to the silver or light colored screw. Once twisted around the screw clockwise, tighten it.

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    • Close up the new plug and screw it tightly shut.

    • Make sure the plug closes well with the cables and it is not blocking the closing mechanism.

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    • Seal the Heat Shrink Tubing by holding the flame of a lighter directly on the tubing, moving it back and forth until the tubing molds itself to the wires.

    • Do not let the flame linger for too long, or you run the risk of ruining the seal.

    • If heat shrink is unavailable, electrical tape works just as well.

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    • Connect to the wall and enjoy your restored power strip.

Conclusion

Connect to the wall and enjoy your restored power strip.

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