GFI & No Equipment Ground

Old 05-01-04, 12:13 PM
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GFI & No Equipment Ground


I've replaced a 2 prong outlet with a 3 prong GFI outlet. I went ahead and placed the "No Equipment Ground" sticker on the outlet as I'm supposed to. But what does the term "no equipment ground" really mean? Does it mean that I shouldn't use certain power tool equipment with it? Does it mean that I shouldn't use items which draw too much power? Does it mean I shouldn't plug my TV or other electronics into it?

Thanks for your help!

Old 05-01-04, 01:55 PM
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Noi equipment ground means exactly what it says. The outlet does not provide a ground connection on the third "ground" hole in the outlet.

Devices that require a ground to operate properly should not be used in this outlet. These include surge supressors, uninterruptible power supplies, computers, etc.

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