Electricity in the Philippines can be dangerous if one is not careful. In most of the Philippines the electrical connection and wires are all two phase that is there is only two wires connected to a house not like in the US where you have three phase two hot and one ground. each side is 110 connect both hot lines to get 220 and one hot and one ground to get 110. And the ground is firmly connected to earth ground by a long pole driven deep into the ground. Only in Cebu city and maybe Manila do you find three phase, the rest of us have two phase. My house in Bogo is two phase and no ground connected. The outlets are two wire and you can plug in equipment any way you like as the plugs are not polarized. For instance if I touch a ground on my computer and standing in bare feet even on a tile floor, I get a mild shock by connecting the computers ground through me to the floor. Just rubbing my finger across the metal surface surface gives me a buzz not a bad shock just a tiny leakage of current through me but you can feel it and I really don’t like it. I have a thick cloth mat that I keep under my feet to protect against this. and I wear rubber shoes as well. So all I can say is be careful and try to protect yourself from shock hazards as there are many more here than in the US. The photo at the left is actually from Mexico however the electrical connection to homes is similar. I will take a photo of my connection and add it here.
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