Taiwan Luthiers wrote:... should check out India...
Apparently not catching fire is advertised as a feature in India, not something that is expected.
Dog's_Breakfast wrote:I am just completing construction of a new house. Taiwan has only recently upgraded its standards for electrical wiring - on new house construction, you now have to have 3-prong outlets with ground. Hurrah! But because this is a very recent change, many electricians wire the outlets wrong (reversing neutral and hot) and some don't even connect the ground. On the other hand, I have to give them some slack, because it's nearly impossible to buy a ground-tester in Taiwan, like this one:
Well, the story gets more interesting. They mis-wired my outlets. How do I know? Because I have such a tester as the above one, which I brought from the USA some years ago. The tester is made in Taiwan. That's right, made here, not sold here. Of course, why would they sell it here, since you can't use it on a two-pronged outlet which was standard in Taiwan until just recently?
Dog's_Breakfast wrote:Anyway, my electrician was fascinated by my tester, and wanted to buy one. Borrowed it from me to show the electrical shops so he could order one, but they didn't know where to get it. So I did some online searching, located the factory in Taichung, got them to ship me 12 testers, kept two and handed out the other 10 to local electricians. I'm hoping I've changed the electrician culture a little bit here in Taidong.
Okami wrote:How can you miswire? The wires are color coded FFS. Even a complete moroon like me can do it correctly.
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