Yenya's World

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 current 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.

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