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Floor lamps #180497 08/27/08 10:57 PM
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I was wondering why floor lamps, or lamps in general do not have to have a 3 wire ground. Lamp cord only has hot and neutral..

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Re: Floor lamps [Re: jdot77] #180500 08/28/08 12:07 AM
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Tradition? Price? Lack of a body count?
There is certainly no safety related answer why you wouldn't want to ground a metal lamp.


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Re: Floor lamps [Re: gfretwell] #180804 09/11/08 11:59 AM
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I have absolutely no idea about US practice in this regard but in Europe it's simple: as long as the cord is double insulated (i.e. not zip cord) the only part that counts is the socket itself. Metal socket - grounded. Plastic socket - not grounded.


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