[AMRadio] A little trivia


Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Fri Nov 16 11:17:06 EST 2007


The Heath cords were not cheater cords. They were not attached to the case
as the TV cord were. There was no attempt to keep you from powering the unit
with the cover removed.

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "david knepper" <collinsradio at comcast.net>
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> What do you call those cords used on Heathkits?  Cheater cords, too!
>
> Some top-gun at Heathkit must have been a TV repairman.
>
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> From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
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> > Early TV days, so the repairman could take the back off and plug in the
> > "cheater cord" to make the set work.  The AC cord on the set was
fastened
> > to the back and came off when the back was removed.  The cheater cord
was
> > carried with the repairman and used to power the set, cheating the AC
> > input.
> >
> > Jim/W5JO
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> >
> >
> > Subject: [AMRadio] A little trivia
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> >
> >> What is the origin of the name "cheater cord"?
> >>
> >> No fair Googling!
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