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Smart Plug wiring question
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 02, 2021 07:42AM
Anybody know if a Smart Plug (non-dimming) will function without the
ground plug connection?
(Would control a 12vdc/1A wall wart that's ungrounded.)





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Re: Smart Plug wiring question
Posted by: MindMeld
Date: February 02, 2021 07:49AM
Try using a 2 prong to 3 prong adapter.
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Re: Smart Plug wiring question
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 02, 2021 08:56AM
It all depends on the internal wiring. Which varies wildly. You can test it.

Or replace the outlet with a GFCI 'hack'.
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Re: Smart Plug wiring question
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 02, 2021 01:07PM
My rule is that if it has the ground plug you use it.

It's there for a reason. Manufacturers don't spend money on doing it right without an economic justification.



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Re: Smart Plug wiring question
Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 02, 2021 11:02PM
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MindMeld
Try using a 2 prong to 3 prong adapter.

Most of these have a loop that screws to the ground.






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Re: Smart Plug wiring question
Posted by: mikebw
Date: February 03, 2021 08:50AM
Maybe so, but don't fool yourself, an outlet with only 2 prongs probably doesn't have a ground at all. If shielded wiring was used then you may have a path, but it not then there is no point.
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