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Electrical Grounding...

Postby RustedCorpse » 24 Dec 2015, 14:24

So none of my outlets in my apartment are grounded, in fact two of my outlets are actually 220V's made to appear like 110V's which caused the blowout of a laptop. My question: Does electrical code in Taiwan require grounds on outlets yet? Can I force my land lord to install these? When I first approached him he did some hand waving and said that it wasn't a problem.

I run some serious electrical hardware, so it is a problem. Should I just do this myself, or is there some recourse I can use to make him install proper grounded electrical?
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Re: Electrical Grounding...

Postby Chris » 25 Dec 2015, 07:11

Most electrical cords for modern laptops can be used with 110 and 220 volt outlets. They have transformers that convert it to 5 volts. As for three holed outlets, they are very rare here in Taiwan.
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Re: Electrical Grounding...

Postby lostinasia » 25 Dec 2015, 11:08

Chris wrote:Most electrical cords for modern laptops can be used with 110 and 220 volt outlets. They have transformers that convert it to 5 volts. As for three holed outlets, they are very rare here in Taiwan.

Yet I seem to have a home full of appliances that were originally three-pronged. I pry off the third prong because I don't really see another option, but I do worry about possible consequences, and I'd be looking for other ways to handle proper electrical hardware (not that I know what those options are - finding a different workspace?).
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