Don't trust cheap flimsy 3 prong cables

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by scuzy, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member


    Cheap Chinese cable good thing I was splicing this cable top a two prong cable and putting on some water proofing to extend the plug in my stand.

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  2. gabloo

    gabloo Supporting Member

  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Maybe the ground is in some shielding around the cable?
  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Pshh. Who really needs a ground wire. That's just wasted copper.
  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Exactly, look how many 3 prong plugs have the ground snipped off because it's easier than replacing the 2 prong outlets!

    Wait is that mostly people from my uncle's generation?
  6. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    The ground allows any short to go straight instead of through your body. That's all :)

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  7. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    it's usually just a tingle anyways, Nothing like a jolt in the morning to wake you up.
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  8. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    That's like 33% rip-off
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Nah the ground wire is usually on gauge higher, so not as expensive :D
  10. Not to big of a issue, the white or neutral wire ends up on the same ground bus as your ground wire in the electrical panel. The ground is just extra protection.
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yeah but current normally flows through a neutral wire, it only flows through the ground if something is wrong. Pretty big distinction
  12. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Reason the ground wire is there for shit going wrong.

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  13. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Wow! I have been buying all my cables from which are Chinese imports. I may have to re-think this.
  14. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Wow! :eek:

    Almost all good or bad cables are Chinese imports.
    Monoprice is not so bad. As long as it says 3 conductor, it most likely is.
    If you are worried, check with an ohm-meter.
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