kenwood TS530SP

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by KB1FGC, Oct 26, 2021.

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  1. KB1FGC

    KB1FGC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi,I am looking at a Kenwood TS530SP radio.It has what I think is a polarized plug but not sure.Due to the high voltages,would it be advisable to install a 3 prong plug with an earth ground to chassis?
  2. WB2WIK

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    The plug is polarized by blade width, but no harm in adding an earth ground via the outlet, and "today" it would have one, since it has a metal cover, panel sockets and metal stuff you can touch.

    To avoid having to cut off and remove the original power cord which is hard-wired, you can just add a utility ground using the chassis ground connection at the rear panel to wire that to your electrical outlet ground terminal; if you don't move the rig around and it sits in one place, that's pretty easy and non-instrusive.
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