Denon 3802 binding posts

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by higenbs1, Sep 13, 2002.

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  1. higenbs1

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    I recently e-mailed Denon about whether it was possible to remove the 4mm bungs in the 3802's speaker terminals, and this was their response:

    Unfortunately we cannot advise the removal of the 4mm blanking plates
    placed in the speaker terminals as these are required for the unit to
    gain CE approval. This is because a 4mm socket is the same size as a
    European mains pin!

    This would suggest that it is possible, but that they must be seen to provide the official answer to comply with European regulations. Does anyone know if it is possible? I have tried but did not want to force the bungs too much.
     
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    You need a small screwdriver, one for glasses or a small electrical one will do, a bit of force, but the little suckers will pop out. :D
     
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    I was having the same problem, but I got some advice and succeeded in removing them from my receiver.

    I used a large drawing pin, though any similar sharp object will do (e.g. a penknife, or tiny screwdriver as has already been suggested...even a compass would probably work!) Just wedge it into the side of the plastic stopper, work it in a short way, and you should be able to lever it out with little difficulty.:)
     
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    I used a bent piece of piano wire, push it in then hook out the plugs.
     
  5. Nic Rhodes

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    yes but we don't use european mains plugs. Doooh.:mad:

    Denon as helpful as ever I see:(
     
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    Do'nt blame Denon. It is EEC law that anything electrical has to have CE approval. It is EEC law that 4mm plugs are dangerous. And, despite the fact that we don't use them in the UK, we are in the EEC so EEC law applies to us.

    Personally, I've never understood why it is the SOCKETS that have to be blanked off, when it is the PLUGS that european children will be sticking into their mains. Surely, it is the European-style round pin mains sockets that should be made non-CE compliant.........
     

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