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Old 24th January 2021, 08:56 AM   #51
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Not at all. Think of it as one extra thick grounding cable.
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Old 24th January 2021, 10:15 AM   #52
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Thank you. Advice much appreciated.
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Old 16th March 2021, 01:15 AM   #53
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I just wanted to say that your article of almost eleven years ago (as of March 2021) is still a valuable resource.
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Old 5th April 2021, 03:07 PM   #54
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This masterpiece still deserve kudos, so kudo.
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Old 10th April 2021, 02:25 AM   #55
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Originally Posted by russc View Post
Each IEC MUST have its earth connected.
Otherwise, should one or more not be plugged in fully for any reason, accidentally or otherwise, you would lose the safety ground.
It will cause no audible detriment.

Many old houses in the USA only have two wire outlets & for those houses the third wire ground is completely useless.. The neutral (white wire) is somewhat referenced to ground. The black wire is definitely hot.



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Old 10th April 2021, 02:54 AM   #56
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Yes, however many USA home outlets are also wired backwards.
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Old 10th April 2021, 04:51 AM   #57
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Yes, however many USA home outlets are also wired backwards.
With a two wire to three wire adapter and a tester, one can check the wiring.


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