NECESSITY KEEPING MICROWAVE
Feeling electricity when touching appliance?
DID YOU KNOW?
Grounding electrical appliances serves the purpose of reducing risk of electric shock from current
leaking into uninsulated metal parts of the appliance and preventing accumulation of hazardous
static electrical charges. Properly grounded systems harmlessly carry out leaking current.
Appliances designed to be grounded feature a three-wire cord and a plug having three prongs that
is intended to be plugged into a matching wall AC outlet. The third wire and prong provide the
ground link between the metal frame of the appliance and the ground of the wiring system.
There are other small appliances, such as toasters for example, featuring exposed heating coils that
should not be grounded because grounding would actually increase the risk of electric shock.
Do you feel electricity when touching the outer housing of microwave oven?
○ Detailed answers
▶ Touching an improperly grounded small appliance risks providing an undesirable electrical
sensation. Please use standard products with ground terminal over 15A. Especially when
using multiple outlets such as power bar, standard grounded products should be used.
▶ Do not bend or remove ground prong from microwave oven plug just so to insert it into an
ungrounded AC receptacle.