04:07PM | 10/02/05
Member Since: 08/04/04
21 lifetime posts
I have several table and floor that all have 220V plugs. I have been using 220V to 110V plug converters (220V round female, 110V slotted male) and 110V bulbs to use the lamps now that I've moved stateside; however, I've run out of converters and can't find more and have determined that the best way to use the lamps is to replace the plugs. The 220V cords have 3 wires, but the 110V ungrounded replacement plugs that I bought from Home Depot only have contacts for 2 wires. How do I wire the cord to the replacement plug?Thank you.



06:05AM | 10/06/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
79 lifetime posts
Take the 2-wire plugs back to HD and buy 3-wire plugs.

Use a continuity tester to make sure you wire the new plugs correctly. Center post in socket to HOT, shell to NEUTRAL, and the remaining wire is probably ground (yellow or green).

European Brown is center post,

European blue is shell

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