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    Three pronged power thingy me bobs

    To finish our kitchen I need just one more thing.

    Once of these (on the left)



    Nothing in the local town, nothing in the big next to local town and two shops (before running out of time) in Ubon don't have them either.

    I am currently in bangkok for 48 hours so can someone please tell me where I can find one along Sukumvit (lower numbers) tomorrow so that I can post it home before I leave for Laos?
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    I have only seen them on extension lead multi-point assemblies but to tell you the truth I just snap off the round earth spike (by hand) and my appliances work perfectly without problems. Just make sure your house is earthed and check with your electrician.

    Try Homepro on Plongchit!

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    They sell them in my local Homemart

    If you get stuck I can post you some

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    LT, what does it help you that your house is earthed (safety grounded) if you snap off the ground connector?

    Memock, you can buy a 3-pin plug in almost any electric store.
    I don't believe that you can't find them in Ubon.
    Yes, every Homepro has them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    Just make sure your house is earthed and check with your electrician.
    What use is having the socket earthed if you snap of the earth prong on the plug.

    If the appliance has a short then you could get fried

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    MeMock, they are not a very common plug. You get them usually on cheap Indian & some Asian made appliances.

    Best bet if you can't find one just change your wall outlet to the more common 3 pin plug. That way you won't have to change the plug on different appliances you plug into the wall outlet. The wall outlets are cheap enough anyway.

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    What is a more common 3 pin plug?
    The one in Memocks picture is standard here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    tell you the truth I just snap off the round earth spike (by hand) and my appliances work perfectly without problems. Just make sure your house is earthed
    If you snap off the earth pin your house may still be earthed but the appliance won't be. Guarantee if you get a boot, it's because the appliance has shorted and the earth is going through you not the little round pin you snapped off.

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    Any Tesco store sells them, jump on the sky train and go to Onnut. Tesco is right there.

    Or get over to Pantip plaza, they sell them, you can walk there from Siam station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    I just snap off the round earth spike (by hand)
    I did that once but only so I could plug in my laptop in a hotel room.

    The day after I slung that lead in the bin and bought another one with the 3 prongs again.

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    There's a Homepro at Wave Place (Ploenchit BTS).

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidley
    MeMock, they are not a very common plug. You get them usually on cheap Indian & some Asian made appliances.
    They are the newish standard power plug for Thailand, so all new appliances will have them

    even my laptop, juicer and something else have them

    My house has the old fashioned power points, so I have been buying a few adaptors. Memock could also do that, they make all sorts of adaptors for all sorts of folk
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    I do have a extension adapter with the right plug on the end, I guess I could just cut that off. I am sure they do have them for sale in Ubon but my wife just went to the wrong place today.
    Thetyim, thanks for the very kind offer, will get back to you on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post

    I have only seen them on extension lead multi-point assemblies but to tell you the truth I just snap off the round earth spike (by hand) and my appliances work perfectly without problems. Just make sure your house is earthed and check with your electrician.


    Bad idea Loy Toy.

    If an appliance has an earth pin its there for a perfectly good reason and that is, it will save your life if the appliance shorts out.

    No earth pin and you become the earth, if you have a weak heart you could possibly Die, at best you will never forget the shock you will receive.

    I worked with electricity for 4 years so got bit of a clue about what goes down, do yourself a huge favor and replace your plugs with the proper earth pins.

    Good luck matey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post

    There's a Homepro at Wave Place (Ploenchit BTS).


    Good call, they have everything in that store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    I do have a extension adapter with the right plug on the end, I guess I could just cut that off. I am sure they do have them for sale in Ubon but my wife just went to the wrong place today.
    Thetyim, thanks for the very kind offer, will get back to you on that one.

    Buy a few of the correct sockets and when you get home screw the old ones off and put the new ones on.

    You don't have to do the whole house but just where you want to use the new appliances.

    Peace of piss matey, even Marmite could do it.

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    Yes, but the sockets will still not be grounded without the 3rd wire running thru the house and out to the ground rod.
    We bought a short 3 hole multi plug cord with a 2 pin plug and we carry it when we travel and then she plugs it in the 2 hole wall sockets and can plug her laptop into it, looks official as hell but no 3rd wire.

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    I have the correct sockets, just that my gas hob didn't come with us plug.

    Might see if I have time to try and find this wave place tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    just that my gas hob didn't come with us plug.
    That be because its gas powered

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    That be because its gas powered
    ignition ?

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    Yes, ignition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Bad idea Loy Toy. If an appliance has an earth pin its there for a perfectly good reason and that is, it will save your life if the appliance shorts out.
    I thought the same Tezza but the factory electrician advised me they were not necessary. In fact I dont have one three pin plug in my house and to be honest I cannot remember ever seeing one for sale apart from as an extension lead, mulri-point adapter.

    As you have worked with electrics before how do they earth a 2 pin plug then and the standard plugs they use in Asia?

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    They don't really, they are making hand and power tools now that they call double insulated and they have a 2 pin 2 wire cord, but I would never cut the ground pin off and I would always use that in a grounded outlet.
    And the new standard here is 3 wire with 3 pin plugs and sockets and 3 wire runs, and was already being used when I built our house and EGAT was recommending doing 3 wire instillations then, but only one shop in town had any 3 wire stuff and so it was a kind of a look and see thing, everyone has them now, I have 10 wall plugs in our kitchen and 8 in our bedroom so there is no need for extension cords in our home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    but to tell you the truth I just snap off the round earth spike (by hand) and my appliances work perfectly without problems.
    Brilliant - yet another brainchild that education has passed by.

    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    LT, what does it help you that your house is earthed (safety grounded) if you snap off the ground connector?
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    What use is having the socket earthed if you snap of the earth prong on the plug.

    If the appliance has a short then you could get fried
    I'm glad, at least, that he's an exception, it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    If an appliance has an earth pin its there for a perfectly good reason and that is, it will save your life if the appliance shorts out.
    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    Yes, but the sockets will still not be grounded without the 3rd wire running thru the house and out to the ground rod.

    that is the point. If the house does not have earth wiring, then the third pin is redundant, so can be removed - it makes no difference

    The new regs insist on earth wiring for power points, but most houses do not have it yet

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