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What happens to equipment if the outlet is not grounded and the polarity is reversed? (1 Viewer)

Dave Dahl

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I only ask because for the past four years my house has been wired incorrectly. Could this actually hurt the equipment?

Thanks!

Dave
 

Rick_Brown

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The main problem, I believe, would have been a shock hazard if there was a short in a component or power cord. The reversed polarity was not a huge problem other than possibly more hum and noise. If you got the problem fixed, consider yourself lucky!
 

Chu Gai

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HD has a little circuit tester for $4. Go pick one up and check out the rest of your outlets.
 

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