Don't trust cheap flimsy 3 prong cables

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  1. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

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    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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    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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

    Flagg37 Colorado member

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

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    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

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


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  7. Newjack

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    it's usually just a tingle anyways, Nothing like a jolt in the morning to wake you up.
     
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    That's like 33% rip-off
     
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Nah the ground wire is usually on gauge higher, so not as expensive :D
     
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    California_Reef_Co Sponsor

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    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.
     
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    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    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

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    Reason the ground wire is there for shit going wrong.


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  13. Wlachnit

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