so when I cut off the end of this surge protector, there will be 3 wires.
I put the ground on the bottom pin and then would I be safe to plug the remaining two wires to A and B?
Something like that, but you definitely want to double-check to make sure it's really A and B.
Excuse my ignorance when it comes to these things. I know nearly nothing when it comes to electricity.
No problem, it's better to ask than fry something. The best way to think about it is just as 'straight wires' from one piece to the next. You have an outlet and you have plugs. You just want everything to line up properly. So, these would be the steps I'd take.
(1) get some fuses for the module. Without any fuses in there, nothing will connect to anything.
(2) test the continuity with a multi meter. If you don't have one, you should get one. I say this because (2a) they're cheap and (2b) they can do a lot of things to help prevent you from blowing stuff up
(3) After cutting the plug off of the power strip, attach the 'wide prong' wire to the back of the module. Attach it to tab that connects to the wide-prong hole in the front of the module
(4) Take the 'skinny prong' wire from the power strip and attach it to the tab that connects to the skinny-prong-hole in the front of the module.
(5) attach the ground.
Actually, I'd attach quick-disconnects to your wires. The square tabs on the back of the power module look like they're the size and shape of .25 qd's. It will just make the connecting of wires a simpler process than trying to get in between each tab with a soldering iron or whatever.
A multi meter, the quick disconnects, a crimping tool (to attach the qd's) and fuses can all be had at your local Home Depot or Lowes. But, if you wanna save some money, you can get the $3 multi-meter from Harbor Frieght. Heck, you might be able to get all the stuff from Harbor Frieght.
The only thing that bothers me is that I don't know what the other two tabs are for or are connected to. Like I said, I think it'll be easier to figure out once I have some fuses in there.