Electrical Wiring in the Home/Three prong plug


My son has an amplifier for his guitar and the power cord's three prong plug ground separated from the plug. Is it OK to continue using the amplifier? Would I accomplish the same thing by plugging the amp (which now is missing the ground) into one of those inexpensive adapters that convert a two prong to three prong plug?


The adapter will do no good.

The third prong is for safety.  Just like a seat belt, you may never need it, or it may save your life. I would recommend getting a new 3 prong male plug and installing it on the wire.  Read the instruction on the plug and make sure you get the right wire on the right screw.
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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