1 What is a ground wire?
The ground wire, also known as the ground wire, is a short electrical wire connecting appliances using high voltage 220V such as water heaters, washing machines, refrigerators, etc. to the ground to solve problems. electrical leakage outside these electrical appliances.
2 Why should we connect the ground wire to the devices?
With equipment such as , often placed in places with high humidity such as kitchens, bathrooms … make the electric motors and internal circuits wet, causing electric leakage. The shell of the devices is designed with metal, so it is easy to transmit electricity, causing unexpected electrical accidents for users to accidentally touch.
In addition, in winter, static electricity is more likely to occur on the surface of the devices, causing "splitting electric shock" when touched. In Vietnam, 3-prong sockets with hot wire jacks, cold wire jacks and grounding holes are also not common, and equipment manufactured for Vietnam sometimes only has 2 pins to reduce costs. electric leakage is more likely to occur.
Because of the above reasons, grounding is considered a simple and safe measure to prevent electrical accidents.
3 What equipment will need to be grounded?
Appliances that use water such as washing machines, refrigerators, dishwashers or drying equipment such as metal housing designs will need to be prioritized to connect the ground wire to ensure safety during use. .
4 Instructions on how to connect the ground wire very easily
Step 1 : Plug a copper or iron metal rod into the ground about 1m (the deeper the better)
You can easily find 1 metal rod and 1 piece of wire at home electrical stores near your area. You use the drill to drill into the wall or drill into the floor, then plug the iron rod down and connect it to the wire.
Step 2 : Connect one end of the wire from the case or the grounding part of the machine to the metal bar
You find a screw attached to the device and loosen it, then wrap the end of the power cord into that screw and tighten it again.
If you are not confident in connecting the ground wire, you should seek the assistance of an electrical technician to ensure safety.
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