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    Thai Electrics

    Right bear with me now ,in the uk we have 3 wires live ,neutral,and earth in thailand only live and neutral to each plug/switch.

    can i do the electrics to the uk standard do they sell the fittings with an earth on them

    anybody done this ?

    or is the thai way safe ?

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    Yep, for plugs and outlets you can get 3 pin ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banboy
    can i do the electrics to the uk standard do they sell the fittings with an earth on them anybody done this ?
    Yup, rewired the whole house to earth. fittings are readily available, competent sparkies are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banboy View Post
    Right bear with me now ,in the uk we have 3 wires live ,neutral,and earth in thailand only live and neutral to each plug/switch.

    can i do the electrics to the uk standard do they sell the fittings with an earth on them

    anybody done this ?

    or is the thai way safe ?

    Cheers
    Can re-wire as said above.
    However - if you decide to wing it thai style, make sure at least that the shower is properly earthed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnasty
    However - if you decide to wing it thai style, make sure at least that the shower is properly earthed.
    Most plugs you will be using don't have a earth contact anyway. However things like washing machine, microwave, toaster etc. most likely have one. I earthed the outlets for my washing machine and water pump separately with a long stick from homepro hammered into the ground.

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    don't forget that if you only use a 2 pin thai plug you can plug it in the wrong way
    i.e nuteral into the live socket
    this means that even if you turn off the appliance the Circuit is "live" through appliance upto the switch

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