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Old 17th May 2019, 11:55 pm   #50
Alistair D
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Default Re: Any other plug collectors out there?

Originally Posted by Lancs Lad View Post
I'm still a bit baffled. How do Thai/Japanese people not get electrocuted when a fault occurs?

I know it's 'only' 125 volts, but surely it's still dangerous.
As far as I remember the Japanese supply system uses a centre tapped earth at the point of distribution so that either terminal of a socket is only 62.5 volts above earth. Still not ideal but safer than 125 volts.

I won't tell you how I discovered that.
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