I have a lamp with a 3-prong transformer.
I have those small 3-2 prong adaptors available to use.
I want to use a dimmer switch cable (in the form of an extension cord with a sliding switch at the business end that allows a lamp to be dimmed.) Unfortunately, this dimmer/extension cord has a 2-prong connector.
So, I want to plug the 3-prong lamp (transformer) into the 3-2 prong adaptor, and the 2-prong side of it into the female 2-prong connector of the dimmer cable so I can adapt the lamp (with its simple on/off switch only) to be dimmable.
However, I see that 3-prong adapters have a safety metal grounding plate that is supposed to be screwed into the wall plate(s). I understand that - but I can't possible do this on an extension cord-type (dimmer) cable!
Is it possible/safe to simply plug these three things together (the lamp transformer into the 3-2 prong adaptor, and this into the female connector of the dimmer extension cable)? I believe so because I read somewhere that modern day contraptions (like this dimmer cable) are designed to be hmmm... self-grounding?
Is that true, and would it make my idea safe to use?
Thanks for any insights,