Fri, 17 Dec 2010
I have discovered the following gem behind the wardrobe (note the colors of the wires).
And this is no self-made crap, but a work of a proffessional electrican.
I have been wondering why connecting my laptop to the TV-set caused those
huge sparks and a blackout. So I went to verify the wiring and found that
because of the above, some of my power outlets were wired with the
phase live wire on the peg :-(
On the positive side, nobody has noticed for two years, which means almost nobody these days really uses three-wired power with chassis ground connected to the peg of the wall outlet. Well, nobody except my laptop, apparently.