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Donald Jamieson

Jan 1, 1970
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I have a wall socket with two connections. When I plug my radio into
the top one it runs fine. When I plug it into the bottom one it causes
a severe hum in the radio. Is this a grounding problem or is it
something else? I also have a TV that connects to either and it runs
fine. But if I plug in the radio than I have a problem. Help.
 
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scada

Jan 1, 1970
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Donald Jamieson said:
I have a wall socket with two connections. When I plug my radio into
the top one it runs fine. When I plug it into the bottom one it causes
a severe hum in the radio. Is this a grounding problem or is it
something else? I also have a TV that connects to either and it runs
fine. But if I plug in the radio than I have a problem. Help.
Does the radio plug have one prong wider than the other? Or are they both
the same width!
If they are the same, turn the plug 180 deg. then plug it in. If that stoped
it, the problem is with the radio.

If the plug has one side wider than the other (polarity plug), try
replacing the wall outlet.
 
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Spudley

Jan 1, 1970
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scada said:
Does the radio plug have one prong wider than the other? Or are they both
the same width!
If they are the same, turn the plug 180 deg. then plug it in. If that stoped
it, the problem is with the radio.

If the plug has one side wider than the other (polarity plug), try
replacing the wall outlet.
(polarity plug), I have never heard of this on an AC outlet.

If you are referring to a ground "Earth" pin then that's a different story.
Even so I imagine that he wouldn't be silly enough to get them confused,
especially
to the extent of having the plug disorientated by 180 degrees.

I suggest that the socket is damaged and that the plug doesn't make proper
connection
as a result giving rise to this noise.
A double wall outlet has parallel connection to the single mains supply, so
what
happens in one socket should be the same in the other, that's if they are
adjacent to each other.
"IE; a double wall socket"
Get the socket replaced.
 
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