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Power Source; Grounding Instructions; Extension Cords - Craftsman 351.243981 Operator's Manual

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Refer to Figures 3 and 4.
The 115 Volt AC motor has the following specifications:
Horsepower ................................
Voltage .................................
Amps ...................................
Hertz ....................................
Phase ................................
RPM ..................................
The motor is designed for operation on the voltage and
frequency specified. Normal loads will be handled safe-
ly on voltages not more than 10% above or below the
specified voltage.
Running the unit on voltages which are not within the
range may cause overheating and motor burn-out.
Heavy loads require that the voltage at motor terminals
be no less than the voltage specified. Power supply to
the motor is controlled by a double pole locking rocker
switch. Remove the key to prevent unauthorized use.
WARNING: Improper connection of equipment ground-
ing conductor can result in the risk of electrical shock.
Equipment should be grounded while in use to protect
operator from electrical shock.
Check with a qualified electrician if grounding instruc-
tions are not understood or if in doubt as to whether the
tool is properly grounded.
This tool is equipped with an approved 3 conductor
cord rated at 150V and a three prong grounding type
plug for your protection against shock hazards.
Grounding plug should be plugged directly into a prop-
erly installed and grounded 3-prong grounding-type
receptacle, as shown (Figure 3).
will not fit in outlet, have proper outlet installed by a
qualified electrician.
Inspect tool cords periodically, and if damaged, have
them repaired by an authorized service facility.
Green (or green and yellow) conductor in cord is the
grounding wire. If repair or replacement of the electric
cord or plug is necessary, do not connect the green (or
green and yellow) wire to a live terminal.
Where a 2-prong wall receptacle is encountered,
must be replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong
receptacle installed in accordance with National Electric
Code and local codes and ordinances.
This work should be performed by a quali-
fied electrician.
A temporary 3-prong to 2-prong grounding adapter (see
Figure 4) is available for connecting plugs to a two pole
outlet if it is properly grounded.
Grounding Lug
Adapter __,z_._
2-Prong Receptacle
Make Sure
This Is
Connected To
A Known
Figure 4 - 2-Prong Receptacle with Adapter
Do not use a 3-prong to 2-prong grounding adapter
unless permitted by local and national codes and ordi-
nances. (A 3-prong to 2-prong grounding adapter is not
permitted in Canada.) Where permitted, the rigid green
tab or terminal on the side of the adapter must be
securely connected to a permanent electrical ground
such as a properly grounded water pipe, a properly
grounded outlet box or a properly grounded wire system.
Many cover plate screws, water pipes and outlet boxes
are not properly grounded. To ensure proper ground,
grounding means must be tested by a qualified electri-
Properly Grounded Outlet
Grounding Prong
3-Prong Plug__
Figure 3 - 3-Prong Receptacle
Do not remove or alter grounding prong in any manner.
In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding
provides a path of least resistance for electrical shock.
Do not permit fingers to touch the termi-
nals of plug when installing or removing from outlet.
Plug must be plugged into matching outlet that is prop-
erly installed and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances. Do not modify plug provided. If it
The use of any extension cord will cause some drop
in voltage and loss of power.
Wires of the extension cord must be of sufficient size
to carry the current and maintain adequate voltage.
Use the table to determine the minimum wire size
(A.W.G.) extension cord.
Use only 3-wire extension cords having 3-prong
grounding type plugs and 3-pole receptacles which
accept the tool plug.
If the extension cord is worn, cut or damaged in any
way, replace it immediately.



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