That's not so -- in SE Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia + ?) 220v
electric outlets accept the same style (unpolarized) prongs as in the U.S.,
as I recall. In Hong Kong, especially in older buildings, outlets usually
have adapters that allow many different plug configurations, including the
By the way: you may think you're correct, but you're not. Either you think
you're responding to the original poster (you're not) or you don't know how
to read headers. From my post (to which you are responding)
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On another matter, that of "imposing Gringo values on them," that is what we
are supposed to do. It is humanity's imperative to advance and it is
America's role to lead. Whether it's Polio vaccine or Martha Stewart, they
need to emulate us, they want to emulate us, they want to BE us.
On Tue, 3 Feb 2009 14:53:53 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Two voltage testers I would recommend are a no contact voltage tester,
and a combination voltage/continuity tester.
This is a good all around tester and IMO the best kind for home use.
It will test with a single probe, voltages from 120V - 600V without
the need for ground or neutral. 60 bucks It will also tell you if
you have a complete or open circuit.
The no contact voltage tester is a pocket tester for 15 bucks. This
one works up to 1000V.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Prices and mileage may vary. I send the link to the first one I could
I am not sure I would boldly go where you are going.
Why do you say that?
Lots of houses here (U.S.) that haven't upgraded from old (knob & tube
or 2-wire non-metallic cable) wiring have just that arrangement with no
(separate) ground, and most of them are just fine.
Personally, I like Vista, but I probably won\'t use it. I like it
because it generates considerable business for me in consulting and
Ground wire is a safety feature. If a wire comes loose
within an appliance, it shorts to ground wire, and trips the
breaker. In case of no ground wire, it energizes the
appliance, and waits to shock a person.
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