Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
5GigaaHertz

Installing ground wire on refrigerators necessary? type A plug

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

We recently bought a fridge and we are wondering we should put the "optional" ground wire or not. My father said we should put it but i read some (old)forums that is isnt necessary if the fridge only has a 2 prong plug(because the plug is a type A) 

do you thing we should install it? if yes, could you give me some tips on how to install it?

 

(i live in asia so the plug is different)

Link to post
Share on other sites

In the UK grounding is a requirement for most things and almost all of our plugs have a ground(Some simply use a plastic pin where the ground should be for things like phone chargers.

 

Anyway, for higher power devices like a refrigerator I'd think a ground is a great idea! (Especially since refrigerators produce water through condensation, meaning the likelihood of something shorting is higher than some other devices)

 

As for the best way to do it, I'd suggest you looked it up on Youtube or your local version(make sure you are looking for a professional who is qualified) as you want to make sure any modifications you do to electrical equipment are meeting the codes and regulations of your own countries standards. 


My Folding Stats - Join the fight against COVID-19 with FOLDING! - If someone has helped you out on the forum don't forget to give them a reaction to say thank you!

 

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. - Socrates
 

Please put as much effort into your question as you expect me to put into answering it. 

 

  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor @ 4Ghz
  • Motherboard
    GA-AX370-GAMING 5
  • RAM
    DOMINATOR Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) @ 3400mhz
  • GPU
    Aorus GTX 1080 Waterforce
  • Case
    Cooler Master - MasterCase H500P
  • Storage
    Western Digital Black 250GB, Seagate BarraCuda 1TB x2
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 1000w 
  • Display(s)
    BenQ - XL2430(144hz), Dell 24" portrait
  • Cooling
    MasterLiquid Lite 240
Link to post
Share on other sites

does your home wiring have ground? ground is a fail safe in case live wire touches the body of fridge breaker pops and no electrocution happens no it does not affect the function of fridge itself  but its nice to have


if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here  and i will be thankful if you send me an opinion here  

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
52 minutes ago, mahyar said:

does your home wiring have ground? 

i dont think so. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
54 minutes ago, GOTSpectrum said:

As for the best way to do it, I'd suggest you looked it up on Youtube or your local version(make sure you are looking for a professional who is qualified) as you want to make sure any modifications you do to electrical equipment are meeting the codes and regulations of your own countries standards. 

I already search on YouTube and I am still confused. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Legal requirements and electrical installation schemes vary by country so of course youtube videos will be all over the place, and you don't say where you are.

 

 


F@H
Desktop: i7-5960X 4.4GHz, Noctua NH-D14, ASUS Rampage V, 32GB, RTX2080S, 2TB NVMe SSD, 2x16TB HDD RAID0, Corsair HX1200, Thermaltake Overseer RX1, Samsung 4K curved 49" TV, 23" secondary

Mobile SFF rig: i9-9900K, Noctua NH-L9i, Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX-AC, 32GB, GTX1070, 2x1TB NVMe SSD RAID0, 2x5TB 2.5" HDD RAID0, Athena 500W Flex (Noctua fan), Custom 4.7l 3D printed case

 

Dell XPS 2 in 1 2019, 32GB, 1TB, 4K

 

GPD Win 2

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm interested in how it looks, could you post photos of your plug and where the optional wire comes in? In my case most high power devices have ground and the wiring always has ground in the kitchen and the bathroom, the rest of the house too if it's less than 20 years old. I had no fridge fail on me, but if something goes wrong, you can have all of the metal doors shorted and that'd be very dangerous.

It's hard to believe a house wouldn't have ground at all, are you sure about that?

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Loote said:

I'm interested in how it looks, could you post photos of your plug and where the optional wire comes in? In my case most high power devices have ground and the wiring always has ground in the kitchen and the bathroom, the rest of the house too if it's less than 20 years old. I had no fridge fail on me, but if something goes wrong, you can have all of the metal doors shorted and that'd be very dangerous.

It's hard to believe a house wouldn't have ground at all, are you sure about that?

Here's A 

A_3d_plug_l.png

 

There's no ground pin but iirc the ground cable of the fridge comes out from the back and you're supposed to fasten it with a screw that's under or next to the outlet pins and covered by a small lid, like this

00851fcb9026408b3ef459fa79fd2c80a58dae4a

That kind of outlet SHOULD be in the kitchen where the fridge/oven goes, but most houses don't have one or it's been replaced with a regular model. On the inside that screw is wired to a metal rod that goes into, well, the ground.

 

I have the type C and it doesn't has a ground pin either, but I've wired my fridge just like that, the difference between both is that the C ground is next to the fridge outlet, alone.

 

Here's more https://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Caroline said:

00851fcb9026408b3ef459fa79fd2c80a58dae4a

This has to be the craziest thing I have ever seen lol.

 

8 hours ago, 5GigaaHertz said:

We recently bought a fridge and we are wondering we should put the "optional" ground wire or not. My father said we should put it but i read some (old)forums that is isnt necessary if the fridge only has a 2 prong plug(because the plug is a type A) 

do you thing we should install it? if yes, could you give me some tips on how to install it?

 

(i live in asia so the plug is different)

If the outlet in the house has a ground, I would personally connect it. It's purpose is mostly to prevent the fridge from shocking you if the electricity leaks out from its defined path.

 


My System - OS: Arch Linux(GNOME) CPU: Ryzen 3600 @ 4.1 Ghz 1.33v Motherboard: Asus Strix X470-I Gaming RAM: 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro @ 3200 CL16 GPU: MSI Radeon 5700XT Mech OC

Wifes System - OS: Arch Linux (KDE Plasma) CPU: Ryzen 3600 @ 4.1 Ghz 1.32v Motherboard: Asus Crosshair VI Hero X370 RAM: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro @ 3200 CL16 GPU: AMD 5700XT Reference Card

Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, Nayr438 said:

This has to be the craziest thing I have ever seen lol.

 

If the outlet in the house has a ground, I would personally connect it. It's purpose is mostly to prevent the fridge from shocking you if the electricity leaks out from its defined path.

 

only a couple of things require ground (fridge, washing machine, oven) so doing that is cheaper than rewiring your entire house, it'd make no sense to have ground in all of your outlets if the plugs still lack the pin.

I found out all of this while repairing and replacing stuff in my own house

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Caroline said:

only a couple of things require ground (fridge, washing machine, oven) so doing that is cheaper than rewiring your entire house, it'd make no sense to have ground in all of your outlets if the plugs still lack the pin.

I found out all of this while repairing and replacing stuff in my own house

Again that depends a lot on location. 

In my country every single plug installed in the past 50 years or so has an earth connection.


F@H
Desktop: i7-5960X 4.4GHz, Noctua NH-D14, ASUS Rampage V, 32GB, RTX2080S, 2TB NVMe SSD, 2x16TB HDD RAID0, Corsair HX1200, Thermaltake Overseer RX1, Samsung 4K curved 49" TV, 23" secondary

Mobile SFF rig: i9-9900K, Noctua NH-L9i, Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX-AC, 32GB, GTX1070, 2x1TB NVMe SSD RAID0, 2x5TB 2.5" HDD RAID0, Athena 500W Flex (Noctua fan), Custom 4.7l 3D printed case

 

Dell XPS 2 in 1 2019, 32GB, 1TB, 4K

 

GPD Win 2

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Kilrah said:

Again that depends a lot on location. 

In my country every single plug installed in the past 50 years or so has an earth connection.

They all should, imo. 
 

using a corded drill and drill into a wire? You’re fucked, if the cord has a ground pin, you’re all good. 
 

stick your finger in the outlet? Your not the direct ground, you’re good.


-it’s scuff Gang btw, I hated the name and needed a change
Quote me for a reply, React if I was helpful, informative, or funny

 

AMD blackout rig

 

cpu: ryzen 5 3600 @4.4ghz @1.35v

gpu: rx580 @1.45ghz mem=2100mhz

ram: vengeance lpx c15 @3800mhz

mobo: Asus b450f

psu: cooler master mwe 650w

case: masterbox mbx520

fans:Noctua industrial 3000rpm x6

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×