Leakage Current Cold Check
With the AC plug removed from an AC power source, place a
jumper across the two plug prongs. Turn the AC power switch on.
Using an insulation tester (DC 500V), connect one lead to the
jumpered AC plug and touch the other lead to each exposed metal
part (input/output terminals, screwheads, metal overlays, control
shafts, etc.), particularly any exposed metal part having a return
path to the chassis. Exposed metal parts having a return path to
the chassis should have a minimum resistor reading of 0.3MΩ
and a maximum resistor reading of 5MΩ. Any resistor value
below or above this range indicates an abnormality which requires
corrective action. Exposed metal parts not having a return path to
the chassis will indicate an open circuit.
Leakage Current Hot Check
Plug the AC line cord directly into an AC power source (do not
use an isolation transformer for this check).
Turn the AC power switch on.
U s i n g a " L e a k a g e C u r r e n t Te s t e r ( S i m p s o n M o d e l 2 2 9
equivalent)", measure for current from all exposed metal parts of
the cabinet (input/output terminals, screwheads, metal overlays,
control shaft, etc.), particularly any exposed metal part having a
return path to the chassis, to a known earth ground (water pipe,
conduit, etc.). Any current measured must not exceed 0.5mA.
Also test with
(Using AC adapter
plug as required)
AC Leakage Test
A N Y M E A S U R E M E N T S N OT W I T H I N T H E L I M I T S
OUTLINED ABOVE ARE INDICATIVE OF A POTENTIAL
SHOCK HAZARD AND MUST BE CORRECTED BEFORE
RETURNING THE SET TO THE CUSTOMER.
not be above
PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE
Many electrical and mechanical parts in PIONEER set have
special safety related characteristics. These are often not evident
from visual inspection nor the protection afforded by them
necessarily can be obtained by using replacement components
rated for higher voltage, wattage, etc. Replacement parts which
have these special safety characteristics are identified in this
Electrical components having such features are identified by
marking with a
on the schematics and on the parts list in this
The use of a substitute replacement component which dose not
h a v e t h e s a m e s a f e t y c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s a s t h e P I O N E E R
recommended replacement one, shown in the parts list in this
Service Manual, may create shock, fire or other hazards.
Product Safety is continuously under review and new instructions
are issued from time to time. For the latest information, always
consult the current PIONEER Service Manual. A subscription to,
or additional copies of, PIONEER Service Manual may be
obtained at a nominal charge from PIONEER.