With respect to the old double male power cord-replace one end with a female and you've got a drop cord. also, when in doubt about the presence of the dreaded electric voltage, touch the item in question with the back of your hand. If the item is"hot", the normal muscle contraction will pull your hand away.
"Not all who are laundering are washed" say Bill & Heidi
'78 Excella 500,"The Silver Pullit". vacuum over hydraulic disc brakes, center bath, rear twin. '67 Travelall 1200 B 4X4 WBCCI 3737