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I am running a laptop power supply to my laptop powered from

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I am running a laptop power supply to my laptop powered from a bayonet adapter plugged into a 240v light socket in a garage. I know this is probably not recommended from a legal point of view, but I have no choice as it is in a rented garage and the owner will not allow me to have a plug socket installed. I presume that, because there are only two wires coming from the socket, that this means it is not earthed. Am I in any danger of electrical shock while using the laptop in this way?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 3 years ago.
Welcome. My name is XXXXX XXXXX would be glad to assist.

Laptops have an ungrounded power supply that connects to the main house power and then its built in transformer lowers the voltage to the laptop plug .

This double isolates the power to the laptop, so you are not in any danger.

Laptops operate differently and do not have the standard power in a large metal case, but the smaller plastic encapsulated ones which prevent any electricution dangers plus the low voltage isolation at the laptop.

You are perfectly fine

Let me know of anything else that may be needed,
Thanks
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Brilliant. Thank you.

Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 3 years ago.
You are most welcome.

I would get a small surge protector to put between the laptop plug and the power just as a safety precaution against any power surges.
A small plug in unit works fine, nothing fancy or expensive is needed.

Thank you for the rating too!
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Will do. Thank you. Enjoy your weekend!

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