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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 11:44 am    Post subject: Farfisa organ wiring Reply with quote

I picked up a Farfisa Pianorgan at the weekend and it doesnt have a plug on the power lead, just a lead with two black wires. Can anyone give any kind of clue how the hell I am going to wire a plug for it without killing myself or blowing it up?

I have been making cheesy organ based puns since getting it - I don't think Cheryl is impressed.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's double insulated (like a vacuum cleaner or hairdryer) you don't need an earth. Does it have any extraneous metal parts?
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it's mainly wood, with a plastic front panel, and plastic keys. I just can't work out which wire is live and which is neutral with them both being black.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah, right.. can you open it and see where they terminate inside?
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I'll have a go...
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, the model I have is only accessable from the top, so everything else would have to come out first.

A bit of googling tells me the only electrics in there are a fan and a motor - does that have any bearing on whether I need to worry about which way round the wires go?
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like Stewart said, it shouldn't matter which way you wire it if there's no external metalwork; jack socket, etc.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usually if the cables aren't colour coded they can go any way, it'd just be like a light bulb (live and neutral can flow in any direction). However, I wouldn't want to take responsibility for frying your motor if that wasn't the case in this instance, so don't necessarily pay attention to me.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You both know way more than me. I'll wire it up and then try it with a finger hovering over the off switch, and if I fry the motor, so be it.

I'm coming back to haunt you if I die though.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

r.i.p nickd he is in heven now
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

everyfing happens for a reason RIP sweet prince
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