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I bought a surge protector. The user guide says that it can be used only if the wiring is properly grounded in the apartment otherwise it cannot protect against surges properly and the warranty is no good. A green light indicates this on the surge protector. When lit electrical wiring is properly grounded. I tried all the outlets in my apartment and the green light was never lit in any of them.

What are my options?

Is there a special surge protector which works properly in such conditions?

What happens if I still use my surge protector? I suppose it is still better to use it then not at all for protecting my computers, right? It is still better than nothing, isn't it?

Can an electrician fix a problem like this? If yes does anyone have any idea what the cost could be for grounding the wiring?



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Re: Electrical wiring is not properly grounded in my apartment
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2007, 04:28:27 PM »
I did a web search on 'GFI breaker ' and you should
do some read up on this.

Rough-up the landlord a little,or see if they will deduct some
 rent for the fix.See the link below.

Note:I am not an electrician.I aggravate woodpeckers,
and grow landscape shrubbery.

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