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Why an Outlet May Spark When Plugged Into


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Why did I see a spark when I plugged into an electric outlet? Why A Spark May Be Seen When a Cord is Plugged In: Electricity and a Load Spark.

Electricity and a Load Spark

Electrical Question: Why did I see a spark when I plugged into an electric outlet?

Help please.

This electrical question came from: Larry, a Homeowner from Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Larry.

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2 Responses to “Why an Outlet May Spark When Plugged Into”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Mehran,
    The initial spark that may occur when a device is first plugged into a receptacle outlet should not damage the device, however it is best to make sure the device is not turned on before plugging the device in.
    I hope this helps,
    Dave

  2. Mehran says:

    Will the spark harm my device which I connected with my power outlet?