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Black & Decker GT200 Series Instruction Manual page 7

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Fitting your own extension cable
(UK only)
When fitting your own extension cable fit a
13 amp plug (see "fitting the mains plug")
to one end of the cable and a 'female' connector
(supplied loose in the carton) to the other end
(see below). For wiring instructions see the
following sections.
A 'male' connector is already attached to the
electrical supply cable on your machine and is
designed to be non-rewireable (see below).
This should not be removed. Should the
cable and plug become damaged or need
replacing, please return the machine to your
Black & Decker service centre.
'female' connector
Warning! Never wire an extension cable with
anything other than the 'female' connector
supplied and a 13 amp BS1363A approved
plug with the recommended fuse. Never
wire a 'male' connector to your extension
cable and never wire an extension cable
with a plug of any kind at each end of the
cable. This is extremely dangerous and
results in the pins being live which may
cause a fatal electric shock.
Fitting the 'female' connector
(UK only)
To remove the cover, unscrew the fixing screw until it
is free of the nut which is located in the hexagonal
recess on the underside of the connector. Take care
not to lose the nut if it falls out. There is no need to
completely remove the fixing screw as it is intended
to remain captive in the cover. The cover can now be
removed by applying pressure as shown below.
'male' connector
pressure here
The extension cable contains two wires which are
colour coded for easy recognition; brown is for
'Live' (L) and blue is for 'Neutral' (N). The female
connector is marked 'L' for live and 'N' for neutral.
These markings are located inside the body near the
terminal screws (see next page, figure a). With the
connector cover removed, lift out the cable protector
and proceed as follows:
Pass the cable through from the narrow end of
the cable protector (see opposite, figure a).
Prepare the cable ends to the specified strip
lengths (see opposite, figure b).
Remove cable clamp (see opposite, figure a).
Take care of loose parts.
To connect the extension cable to the connector
terminals, unscrew the terminal screws until the
clamp washers have lifted just enough to enter
the conductor between the raised washer and
the terminal (see below). Connect the brown lead
to 'L' and the blue lead to 'N'.
N.B. There is no need to remove the terminal
screws. Connections are not to be made under
the screw heads.
washer conductor
Locate the cable and cable protector into the
body correctly (see below, figure a). Then fit the
cable clamp over the outer sheath of the cable
and screw down until the screws are fully home.
Failure to do this may result in the cover not
fitting correctly to the connector body.
Before replacing the cover of the 'female'
connector make sure that the cable clamp is
holding the outer sheath of the cable firmly with
screws fully home and that the two leads are
correctly fixed at the terminal screws and are not
taut (see next page, figure a).
Place the cover onto the body assembly
ensuring that it seats flat, then retighten the fixing
screw into the nut until the cover is securely held
(see next page, figure c).
Finally check that the cable protector is secure
and that there are no gaps between the cover
and the connector body.
terminal screw
position to left of screw