Re: Current through the soldering iron tip

Charles Brumbelow

An older house, originally wired with two rather than two plus ground, may have some/all outlets with three prongs where inside the box the ground terminal is connected to the white (neutral) wire. And the three to two adapter which fastens to the screw holding the cover on is worse than useless unless metal conduit was used throughout the building. 


On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 7:27 AM, Dennis Cherry <dbcherry@...> wrote:

No matter how good your soldering is and has all the safety features needed, if you use a 3 prong to 2 prong adapter then it is no better than a cheap soldering iron. 

The Safety ground has a purpose, your house wiring has to have the 3rd wire (Ground) also and have a copper stake in the ground connected to the third wire.

The White wire is called neutral and is only used as the return wire for 110/120 VAC not a safety ground.


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