Protection Against Ungrounded Wiring?

gvdv

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Feb 18, 2007
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Hi,
I'm about to purchase a Mac Pro and am a little nervous because the apartment building in which I live has ungrounded (earthed, for those of you in the U.K. and other countries) wiring. The wall sockets are 2 prong, as well.

Is there any way that I can set up a reliable method of grounding/earthing my computer?

Thanks,

GVDV.
 

sfisher

macrumors regular
Jun 20, 2007
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Albuquerque, NM USA
:eek: There are some workarounds that may work depending on your electrical wiring. Sometimes older construction has grounded conduits and electrical boxes that you can hook into to install a grounded outlet. You have to be careful though because even if the conduits/boxes are metallic, they still may not be grounded properly.

I would ask your landlord to have a qualified electrician come in to determine the best solution as it can be dangerous not grounding things such as computers.
 

gvdv

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 18, 2007
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Hi,
Thanks for your supply.

And that's a good suggestion, thankyou.

Unfortunately, my landlords are less than likely to help in any way, although I will try to get them to do something. I'm always surprised that the law doesn't require that buildings over a certain age are kept up to date in terms of wiring. It's kind of like not requiring an older car to have state-of-the-art seatbelts - understable if you want to maintain the structural integrity, but stupid if you want to be safe.

Thanks once again,

GVDV