What happens to equipment if the outlet is not grounded and the polarity is reversed?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Dave Dahl, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. Dave Dahl

    Dave Dahl Stunt Coordinator

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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
     
  2. Rick_Brown

    Rick_Brown Second Unit

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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!
     
  3. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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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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