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    What the f**k is an "ELB Checker"?

    In almost every hotel room I have ever been in Thailand, there is a shower unit with a button marked "ELB Checker". So what is an ELB? What do the letters stand for? Here are a few guesses:

    1. Extra Lovely Bubbles.
    2. Extruded Liver Breakfast.
    2. Every Ladies Bum. (I'll check this one myself)
    4. Eric Likes Brian (the Patpong 4 version?).
    5. Electric Light Bulb.
    6. Extra Long Burp.

    etc. etc.

    anyone got any better ideas?

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    Eliminates lather beautifully

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    earth leakage button ??

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    If you press it when youre in the shower

    "Enjoy Last Breath"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    earth leakage button ??
    Close, Electric Leakage Breaker..

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    b - breaker

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    God knows, even google doesn't seem to know.

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    Earth leakage breaker, as your being electrocuted in your shower this breaker should detect that and switch off the power before you die.

    The checker bit is the test button so you test it does indeed switch off and that the switch isn't jammed on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot View Post
    If you press it when youre in the shower

    "Enjoy Last Breath"
    definitely the best so far.

    But there is a slightly serious point to this: I really would like to know what an ELB actually is. I see this a lot in Thailand. People around here see some English acronym and it just gets absorbed into Thai culture. They are then genuinely surprised when the rest of the world doesn't have a clue what they are on about.

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    Jees I just told you what it stood for, would you prefer Erect Lady Boy Checker?

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    At my previous apartment I complained about the non-operation of my shower on the first day of occupancy. It was attended to over 8-times in 4 years, including removing the ELB Checker!!!!

    I never got to use the unit (luckily there was a standard cold water-feed shower as well) and eventually left. This will be the first cold season in 5 that I have the option of a warm shower. I am looking forward to it.

    Perhaps the Thai 'engineer' didn't really know what an ELB Checker was too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    earth leakage button ??
    Close, Electric Leakage Breaker..
    Just for those who didnt get it. What DD said

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Jees I just told you what it stood for, would you prefer Erect Lady Boy Checker?
    Sorry DD, our last posts got crossed. By the time I posted it, yours was already in. I greened you for it anyway...

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    Erect Lady Boy Checker???? fnaar, fnaar...

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    Earth leakage is there to turn off the power if it detects a level of current going to earth - for example through your body.
    the checker is suppose to simulate an earth leakage fault and check that the breaker does in fact trip.

    normally the trip current should be 30mA ( though some places it is allowed to be as high as 50 mA ) and a real earth leakage calibration / checking tool allows you to dial in the current you want to check the earth leakage breaker. In the real world your earth leakage system should be checked once a year.

    A real tester is not cheap
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