My electric guitar amplifier's plug has got ground pins but my wall outlet does not have any ground pin and I want to use this amplifier grounded. How could I ground this properly and safely If there is no grounded outlet in room?

Wall outlet looks like this (no ground pin):

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  • What country is this - and is it in town or countryside? – Tim Aug 31 '20 at 17:20
  • Greece, town... – Nabla Aug 31 '20 at 19:25
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    I’m voting to close this question because this will get a much better response if moved to DIY.SE – Carl Witthoft Sep 1 '20 at 14:21
  • Do you have any grounded receptacles in your house? – ThreePhaseEel Sep 17 '20 at 11:44
  • Hi, Yes I do have – Nabla Sep 21 '20 at 17:46

"Safely" is the problem.

The only way to correctly earth it would be to run a wire literally to ground somewhere - actual earth, using a large metal spike into the bare ground, to an established bonded earth, or to already grounded piping [do not do this if you are even slightly uncertain as to whether your building's piping is all correctly bonded to earth already.]

That is really not a DIY task.

If you live in a country that doesn't have compulsory earthing, you need a professional to install correct earthing. I would seriously never recommend this as a DIY project. If no-one bothered to earth the sockets [because code doesn't insist you must] then you have no guarantee that anything in the building is correctly earthed.

  • One might well ask if the OP's amp was sold configured for Greek electric systems,and if so how/why he doesn't have grounded outlets in his house. – Carl Witthoft Sep 1 '20 at 14:23
  • @CarlWitthoft - the thing about EU plugs is that the earth is recessed & will fit earthed & non-earthed sockets alike. There's a good answer at Quora which shows how they will fit either type - quora.com/Why-dont-European-plugs-have-earth-wires – Tetsujin Sep 1 '20 at 14:32

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