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It sounds like some of the outlets might have a reversed hot/neutral. Get a cheap outlet tester to find out. And a pigtail adapter to test the 2-prong outlets. Fixing it is pretty simple if you are comfortable working with wiring.
you could always get something like this: [link]
lets you know if your outlets are properly grounded. once you find the bad ones, you can work on tieing in new wiring for grounding in rooms that have sensitive electronics you don't want fried.
If the GFCI resets and the test button works it should be okay. You can get a simple tester at the local big box stores or online if you want to confirm externally from the test button.
If the circuit breaker reset it also should be okay.
So it would seem both devices did what they were supposed to do when a fault occurred. Go team!
I'd plug something else (um, inexpensive) into that GFCI, both outlet holes, and wiggle it around a bit to see if anything happens. You want to rule out something like a loose wire in the box behind the outlet cover isn't to blame.
If that test passes, then you're left with sparks, popping noise, and smell burnt electronics on the EVSE. Yeah, I'm not sure I'd be willing to trust it on my car again.
I think it's fine. Personally I think people put too much worry in the cheap outlets. I have had very few go bad through the years and changing an outlet really only takes a few minutes, but that's me. I'd buy whatever bulk pack on Amazon has good ratings (more ratings than HD/Lowes) and be done.
Here's a good tester that's cheap:
A loose standoff wouldn't cause that. The voltage inside the computer isn't high enough to feel on dry skin.
You either have a malfunctioning power supply, or there's an issue with the AC power circuitry in your house. You might want to start with buying a cheap outlet tester (if you're not in North America, look locally for one designed for your outlets) to show if something is backwards or disconnected. If the outlet is good, replace the power supply (either under warranty, or with a higher-quality model). If the outlet shows problems, talk to an electrician.
I can't speak for the tester you are using, but if the wires are installed in conduit, the conduit can be used as ground, and thus grounding to the metal box is ok. They make a tester that is 3 pronged that has lights on it. When you plug it in, the lights will tell you if the wiring is correct.
As a homeowner I would suggest you own a little tester like this. It’s a completely safe way to see if you are experiencing the most common wiring issues. Check all the plugs you can, you would be surprised how often one plug in the house with incorrect wiring will be the reason for household issues.
Sperry Instruments GFI6302 GFCI Outlet / Receptacle Tester, Standard 120V AC Outlets, 7 Visual Indication / Wiring Legend, Home & Professional Use, Yellow & Black [link]
I had an old XPS that did something like this to me. Turned out I had an open ground on the outlet.
Something like this could help find it. I got mine from Home Depot though.
Get one of these. They're good to have in general. It'll tell you if the outlet is properly grounded.
You might have a ground problem with the electrical outlets. There is an inexpensive device you can get which will tell you. Available at home repair places and on Amazon of course:
I just clicked on the first one that showed up, there are other brands. These are handy.
too late to ask now, but check your outlets, gfcis especially
all the inspectors do that, and if they find a broke outlet they'll write it as "Have a licensed electrician repair". So you pay $200 for a 2 dollar outlet swap.
they'll take the electrical panel cover off and look for double taps.
Same for drains...'slow' bathtub drain? it'll be "have a licensed plumber rod the drain" so $200 instead of some draino or using a $20 snake
oh...do you have a stove? check that it's anti-tip bracket was installed (pull on the top a little)
if the buyer phrases stuff like 'replace dishwasher', get your lawyer to say repair or replace, etc
Yeah a drill and drill bit set I agree is key.
You might also wish you had a 25' tape measure eventually.
Also I recommend getting one of these outlet testers with GFCI test.
They may have been properly grounded how would you know without testing ?
I recommend this,
And if not grounded, I would ask the landlord to have all or some of them grounded. A GFCI with an ungrounded label is ok in a pinch and will cut power and make things safer, but grounded would be better.
I did none detected with this (see link). None detected. Building wired meets basic safety standards.
How old is old? 60s? If it's old enough, the apartment was never wired for ground, and some yahoo could have installed the modern 3 prong, but not actually wired up a ground.
The computer will be fine. The problem is if some live wire touches the metal on your computer, and you touch computer, you become the ground.
I would get an electrician out to do an evaluation and quote. You can also do a self test with this.
You are on the right track. Noise with no input is more than likely a ground issue. Assuming you are in the US and have 3 wire power outlets in your home, order yourself one of these Sperry Instruments GFI6302 GFCI Outlet / Receptacle Tester, Standard 120V AC Outlets, 7 Visual Indication / Wiring Legend, Home & Professional Use, Yellow & Black - Multi Testers - Amazon.com
They're very easy to use, just plug into the outlet you want to test. It will check the hi, neutral, and ground connection. I'm betting you have a ground loop issue somewhere in your home. You could also try plugging the sub into other circuits throughout your house. It must be on a totally different circuit breaker than where it is now, not just a new outlet. I would still check for bad outlets to avoid a possible fire hazard though.
NOTE: If you do find a bad outlet, and do not have electrical experience. Hire or find a friend who does.
When wiring is done incorrectly it almost always still works, but isn't safe. An outlet will still work with an open neutral, which is why testers like this exist to find those kinds of issues.
Does a switch happen to control this outlet? When was the house built? If you can share pictures of all the current wiring we can help better.
Do you have an outlet tester to find out if the house really does not have a grounding system for the outlets? Something similar to this.
A real plan would start of with you mapping the circuit breakers. Counter plugs in the kitchen should be by them selves but anyway, get a tester, that's just the first search result, any local hardware store has them. If you must you can just use a lamp but a tester tells you so much more.
Turn off the breaker to your room. Write down the breaker number and go around the house testing what is live and what is dead. Specifically the kitchen. Check every outlet. In a correctly wired modern house, there should be several outlets still live. The fridge should be in one, the counter plugs should be live. Take notes or put some tape over the dead outlets with the breaker number written on it.
When done, turn that breaker back on and turn off another, go find what is now dead. More specifically, for every outlet still live when you had your room breaker off, find out what breaker those outlets are on. Your problem could be as simple as moving a few devices off of your circuit and on to another.
Devices that draw a lot of power is going to be anything with a heating element in it. ie: toaster oven, microwave, toaster, kettle.
I'm pretty sure it's a scam. For some types of amplifiers, a power conditioner might make a tiny difference, but I don't think the power outlet will make any difference.
However, properly grounded outlets will make a difference over ungrounded. Even if you already have 3-prong outlets, it's worth checking if they're actually grounded using a device like this one.
yes something like this
You can get an outlet tester from any hardware store or Amazon. Sperry Instruments GFI6302 GFCI Outlet / Receptacle Tester, Standard 120V AC Outlets, 7 Visual Indication / Wiring Legend, Home & Professional Use, Yellow & Black [link]
Go buy an outlet tester. Sperry Instruments GFI6302 GFCI Outlet / Receptacle Tester, Standard 120V AC Outlets, 7 Visual Indication / Wiring Legend, Home & Professional Use, Yellow & Black [link]
Verify no part of your motherboard is shorted to the case - e.g. no screws rolling around under it.
Verify the plugs in your walls actually are grounded.
You can buy a thing at the hardware store if you're not certain.
Sounds to me like you have some kind of underlying electrical problem. That's why the GFCI's glow red, that's why your APC is unhappy.
You should get an electrician to check this out. However if you want a quick way to troubleshoot, buy an outlet tester for $8. These are also available at your local hardware store or big box home improvement store.
I suggest don't just ignore it- red light on the GFCI means the circuit isn't properly protected, and red light on the APC can mean the same thing. There could be an unsafe situation in your wiring that you want to get fixed.
buzz/hum could just be your phone is too close to pickups, but you could have power tubes checked (it's easier just to replace 12ax7's yourself w/Mullards) also wiring in your house, get one of these
get an outlet checker thing so you can see if the electrical is out of date (nothing is grounded) or if their has been diy electrical work done (lots of outlets with reverse polarity or other issues). They are cheap and dead simple to use.
Better than a nightlight is one of those electric testers. Like this in addition to showing if the outlet works, it will show if it is wired correctly.
Sadly it could be in the wiring to the outlet not the panel. You can get [cheap testers][link]) that will plug into and outlet and help you diagnose the issue further.
Do you have any issues supercharging?
More detail please. When running off the battery it's unlikely you would ever get shocked as it's a DC system.
When plugged in at home I'm assuming AC shore power. If the metal is shocking you when you are plugged into AC power you probably have a Hot wire reversed with the ground or Neutral either in the outlet or in the camper.
You can pick up a simple electrical outlet checker (like this one from amazon) at any hardware store to make sure. I suspect you'll get one of the 2 red light condition back if you used this model.
Check the Outlet you are using to power your camper first. That specific outlet may be wired backwards. If that outlet is wired correctly then check the camper.
Edit: Just thought of this - if you are using a cord that completely disconnects from both the trailer and outlet is possible the cord itself is bad. Pretty rare, but its possible. Start at the power source (outlet) and check every connection until you get to the trailer. My bet is the outlet itself is wired wrong (easy mistake to make and most things you plug in will still function fine).
Yep. I am going to be buying a house soon and I bought one on Amazon just for this. It even lets you test the GFCI. It costs about $8.00.
You can start with one of these.
Ultimately it would depend on what you mean by "old house".
A 100 year old house probably would have already been re-wired. But an 80 year old house might not. And might need it. A fifty, sixty, or seventy year old house might need some upgrades. And a forty to fifty year old house might just need some devices replaced.
Get rid of any old mercury switches. Replace any outlets that are loose enough that plugs don't hold firm. Go from there.
Try hook the disposal directly to a regular outlet (use an extension cable). If there's nothing wrong with it, it should just be on shredding until you unplug it. To test the outlet itself, use a tester like this.
You should go to home depot and buy one of those plug tester devices. You plug it in your outlet and it says if it's wired wrong. I suspect the return is going through ground or something. Check all your outlets. This isn't just a case of "my power is really dirty". For it to be this bad, I think it's got to be wired totally wrong.
Also you could run an extension cord and try an outlet from another room. Have you checked all your speaker wires to make sure they're not shorting?
OP, here's an example of one
Good call. In preparation, you could test the outlet (if you've the means), and double check your video card connectors are clean, and that there's no hint of burnt smell anywhere.
I suspect ground problem as well. I'll link a ground tester so you can see if you first have ground. Then if that's ok I fried a HRT microstreamer with static electricity, if the humidity is too low that you're shocking yourself and equipment all the time consider getting a humidifier if you're in winter time with low humidity which causes static buildup, depending on your location.
I have an Ender 3. That's some nasty stuff and could be any number of things as mentioned.
However, the Ender 3 uses really low quality power supplies and you might have lost the power supply lottery. I went through a ton of issues, some similar to yours. Real mystery issues where everything seemed dialed in and then horrible prints would come out, or just bizarre layers somewhat like what you're getting. In the end the power supply was the culprit and some really shoddy grounding.
TH3D sells a quality Meanwell replacement or you can source it yourself ($40ish). The lame part is that you can't be sure it's the power supply until you drop money to replace it. But I'm just throwing that out there if all else fails as I wish someone had mentioned it to me.
If you do replace your power supply, remember that mains electricity is no joke and can kill you. Power on the power supply to be replaced, unplug it while the power switch is on, and let it sit for a while before replacing it so the capacitors drain and you don't die. Death by Ender 3 is the saddest way to go. It's a very simple procedure but you are playing with 110V AC.
Before you drop money on the power supply make sure your outlet is actually grounded. I bought this ground tester on Amazon before I dropped money on the power supply. It's stupid simple, eight bucks, and you just plug it into an outlet and it gives you the outlet's ground status without you having to know anything about electricity. Plus, it's good to have around in general.
Good luck. I love my Ender 3 but it can be a real struggle bus sometimes.
Hmmmm, about all I can think of other than bad luck is either get a good surge protector if you don't have one or better yet a UPS as someone suggested. And while probably not super necessary having something like this isn't a bad idea to have on hand (this was just the first receptacle tester I found): [link]
Otherwise I think it is just bad luck or someone is coming into your home and randomly breaking your PS4.
The ground is also essential to the safety of electronics. Surge protectors have nowhere to send the surge without a ground. Surge protectors have little lights on them that indicate a properly grounded outlet and if it is not they will say "not protected" or something to that extent. Unless they are cheap surge protectors in which case they tend to say protected even when not.
GFI outlets protect people even when not grounded but they are not enough to protect electronics either. For expensive electronics if you don't have a properly grounded outlet always run a new outlet with a ground if possible.
For other people reading this: You can open the outlet to see if the ground is connected, but ideally you still want to test it by using surge protector's indication light (in a pinch), or a cheap ground test tool found at home depot and amazon etc: [link]
Ok, so there is more than just your toothbrush. On top of it, there could be more.
Ok, so here's some probable causes. Have to keep in mind that the breaker is a GFCI and 15amps. Meaning cause for tripping could be a ground fault (but with it randomly tripping, I don't think this is the case), too much demand on the breaker (too much amps being pulled), or some smaller troubles.
1: Most likely, there are so many things on the circuit that the breaker can't handle. This could be a task to figure out what is all on this one breaker. Majority of the time, a circuit is within an area and doesn't jump around. So if you know there's an outdoor plug, then the circuit is probably close to that general area. There could be a factor of additions where previous contractor tied a new receptacle to that circuit. Even so, it should still be in the area. Keep an eye as well for, example, living room recept could connect to a recept on the otherside of that same wall.
If I could suggest, get something like this if you can. Even a plug-in night light. Something that you can plug in to a receptacle and it can show you if it is on or off.
- You may need 2 or more people but can manage solo if need be.
- Turn breaker off and walk around with your plugins looking for all that are off. Make sure to check appliances in the area as well.
- When one is found. Turn breaker back on to confirm.
- When you find 2-3 receptacles, you may start seeing the layout.
- One by one, you should be able to see what all plugs are on it.
It's hard to explain. Especially without knowing the layout of your house. But this is one step to help you find the source.
Well it has to be something with the electricity in the house, and the chargers are smart enough to sense that and not work (I guess). There is a device you can plug into outlets that can detect issues (really long link below). This is a very useful, cheap, tool that you will use several times over the decades you live/own a home.
Buy one of these
plug it in to each outlet until you find the problem. If all the outlets check out you may have an issue with a switch or a light fixture. Or just call an electrician. A/C is not for the inexperienced and will kill you.
I mean, like some suggested, maaaaaaaaaaaaaybe it's just that all of your PS4s (and that PS3) have just suddenly had too much dust built up in the fans and they're all having trouble spinning so everything is overheating.
Clearing out the PS4 fans is simple and doesn't void your warranty, you literally just manually pull the top off (on slims and I think pro) and you can access the fans.. If you're in an environment where people smoke indoors and you have cats, it's entirely possible that that combination of factors could lead to your fans being gummed up..
But generally, if it's something like hard drives in multiple systems that are having issues, failure is the most likely culprit. And all of them happening at nearly the same time points even more in that direction. Either a power surge, or your PS4s all had hard drives from a faulty batch (which has been known to happen), but that wouldn't explain the PS3 also fucking up.
Hit up a hardware store and grab one of these things for under $10 and stick it in all the plugs the PS4s (and the PS3) are hooked into. If it shows up as 'no ground' (my guess), then even plugged into a powerstrip will do absolutely jack shit, because without a ground, there's nowhere for an errant power spike to travel but through your hardware and the strip's breaker won't even trigger (since there's no ground to shunt the extra current to, the breaker cutting the power and routing it to the ground could possibly cause a fire)
I'd recommend getting an inexpensive outlet/receptacle tester and testing any outlet that you will be plugging equipment into. If it doesn't test correctly, notify the staff at the building and don't use it. It's not the complete solution, but it is a great start.....
Something like this...... [link]
the only thing you can do as a tenant is get a receptacle tester then you can give your landlord more info on the problem
[link] should i buy something like that?
You can pickup a simple outlet test tool for very, very cheap: [link]
I have one and use one to service homes new and old to test for common wiring fault problems. This could help you eliminate wiring issues from the problem.
This sounds like a shielding problem, you can buy a cheap receptacle tester to tell you if you have problems with the wiring in your home.
I use Sperry Instruments GFI6302 GFCI Outlet Tester . Cheap, Amazon has it here [link].
Sometimes, another load on a circuit may have a bad ground or neutral. Aluminum wire it notorious for this, faults appear only when under load. Others are fluorescent ballast, or high frequency electrical & electronics bleeding into neutral feedback loops, commonly known as RFI and EMI. But your Belkin should be filtering that out. So in an Apartment, who knows if it was wired properly to begin with. Good luck finding the tester in your voltage range, you may well have some outlets wired improperly, easily missed on casual inspections.
Get one of these devices. It'll tell you how screwed up your outlets are.
Any hardware store has these, no need to order from amazon, or any particular brand.
I can tell you that it's a bad ground for sure and a short somewhere in the dishwasher itself. The ground issue is either in the dishwasher itself or in the electrical system in your house. A simple plug tester like this [link] will tell you which one it is. Sorry for the long link, I don't know how to shorten them. If it's the dishwasher Bosch has a really good warranty and will send someone to your house to fix it. Until then unplug it because it could possibly cause a fire.
Check the plugs in your house to see if they are grounded.
Did you just move in to a new house thats old?
Did you just start playing and this is your first amp?
Link to tool
If your plugs are not grounded properly its a huge expense to fix. My old house was like this and I just had to deal with it.
something you can try yourself is one of these you can pick them up at any hardware store. They wont tell you if you are having voltage problems, but they will tell you if the circuit is wired correctly.
Outlet tester: [link]
Voltage Pen: [link]
Yes. Something like this you can get at any hardware store: https://smile.amazon.com/Sperry-Instruments-GFI6302-Receptacle-Professional/dp/B000RUL2UU/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=outlet+tester&qid=1619040677&sr=8-7
you can buy a tester from a hardware store that also tests if the GFCI is working. $7.99 https://www.amazon.com/Sperry-Instruments-GFI6302-Receptacle-Professional/dp/B000RUL2UU/ref=pd_lpo_60_t_0/144-3051219-1595938?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B000RUL2UU&pd_rd_r=0d1cef4a-d85b-4d17-a62a-2ce0fdc1d6cf&pd_rd_w=mZjBZ&pd_rd_wg=4WJS9&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=Q00AQ007RJDAXCTGC0JZ&psc=1&refRID=Q00AQ007RJDAXCTGC0JZ
Are you plugged into some place new? It may be it doesn't have a good ground.
Two things that are good to have is a polarity tester and a multimeter.
This is what I mean about a polarity tester (somewhat expensive for what it is), although my RV surge protector offers the same function. https://www.amazon.com/Sperry-Instruments-GFI6302-Receptacle-Professional/dp/B000RUL2UU/ref=
This is a multimeter. It will tell you voltage, continuity and some even do temperature. One year I couldn't find my meat thermometer and used one to test the turkey! ;-) This is a cheap multmeter. [link]
Neon Lighter Outlet Tester
I would get a little outlet tester to see if that outlet is properly grounded.
Try to replicate your actions become testing if you didn’t already. Your charge can dissipate pretty quickly after doing something like getting up from a fabric chair or shuffling your feet across carpet.
It’s possible that you’ve just been lucky, but an easy way to check is by just getting an outlet tester (handy to have around anyway) for cheap. Plug it in directly to the outlet and also through the extension cord to test both. Example uk outlet tester and us outlet tester
Get one of these, it will sort you right out.
will this work?
Sounds like Line and Neutral or ground may be swapped. If you are in the US an outlet tester is a great investment for this an all in the future.
not for the 'sale' but to get ahead of any dumb inspection issues:
check all the outlets, fix any simple wiring mistakes.
Mistakes happen, it’s a pretty quick check with a device like this: [link]
That is unfortunate, sorry to hear. I don't know your situation there of course, so just in case, I want to mention that a surge protector cannot function properly unless there is grounding.
The little device linked above (or an equivalent just like it) can be picked up at any lowes or homedepot and probably walmart as well, if you prefer going to the store. It will show you the status of your outlet.
Do your power outlets have ground? I'd go to lowes or walmart and get something like this and check.
Generally this happens cause two amplifiers are fighting for ground, if you're plugging into a 3.5mm jack, then the TV has a mini amplifier and the two can be fighting so you can lift the ground on the tv or the speakers. watch this to understand.
1 Electrician - All surge protectors wear over time- and need to be replaced. A power strip and extension cords can cause problems because of the tangled mess and loose plugs and cords, that might spark over time. But I use power strips all the time. Just make sure its neat, and all cords are firmly plugged in. Stay away from extension cords.
2 I worked on a house that was near a lightning strike. All the TV's, computers, and gaming consoles were fine because they were plugged into surge protected power strips. All the kitchen appliances like oven, stove, microwave, digital clocks and controls were fried. No surge protector.
3 Surge protectors protect from SURGES of power. Duh. But they do NOT protect from power SAGS, low power levels or power loss. That is where battery back up, or UPS [Uninterrupted Power Supply]. This is a backup power supply that give you time to properly turn off your electronics during a power loss.
4 Surge protectors need to be properly grounded. If they are not plugged into an outlet that has a good ground, your wasting your time. ALSO Your house needs to be properly GROUNDED [not bonded there is a difference] Or 'EARTHED'. You need a good ground wire going to a grounding electrode, such as a ground rod or concrete encased rebar. The cold water bond is NOT the primary grounding method.
5 Not only are there surges, and sags of power, there is also DIRTY power. This is where power conditioning equipment is used, and grounding can help clear noise, and other crazy power problems. Redundant grounds, isolated grounds blah blah. This is used in high tech settings.
6 A washer machine or stove is NOT the same as small, delicate, sensitive electronics like computers, TVs, entertainment systems, or cell phones. That is why most people protect expensive electronics with surge protectors, while they leave large home appliances alone.
Check your outlets for proper grounding:
Buy some surge protector power strips from the store, and protect your stuff.
If you got VERY EXPENSIVE GOODIES get a nice surge protector:
If you want to be a crazy man go ahead and get a whole house protector, but I am going to roll my eyes:
dangit i was trying to be brief
I just bought one of these https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000RUL2UU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 will that help?
Try to buy cheap junk from Walmart or Amazon until you know exactly what you want. You don't need a $60 pair of pliers or a $300 drill when you're learning.
Linesman pliers (high leverage pliers that can also cut wires)
Diagonal cutting pliers (wire cutters)
Long reach needle nose pliers
25 foot tape measure
Multimeter that can check voltage and resistance. It doesn't need to be accurate.
Receptacle tester that looks like this
No contact voltage tester like this
A magnetic dish for holding screws. Seriously. Losing screws is not fun. A big magnet can also be useful if you drop a bunch of screws or nails on the floor.
Ziplock bags. I always end up needing bags for things. A small bag full of clean napkins is a great thing to have.
Knife with a sheepsfoot blade like this
Tool box. Get one that is big and cheap. I paid $10 for mine and it holds everything listed above.
How much per kWh does your electricity cost? 19 Cents per Kilowatthour?
It really does not sound like the PC is causing this..
You said you purchased an electricity usage monitor?
What did it read? what is it currently reading? You should keep it hooked up so you can get an over time look at your power usage..
Your PC should not cost more than about $15 -$20 a month to run MAX..
It can not even imagine a faulty PSU causing this.. and if it was a power strip it should have blown up by now and burned your house down..
You could get a outlet tester: like this
To make sure you do not have a faulty outlet..
What you can do is hook up the Kill-A-Watt meter and put your PC to sleep see if the Power Supply is still drawing that god awful amount of power.. and Check your monitor make sure the power brick is not faulty..
That kind of power would generate a LOT of heat your room should be a sauna if it is the PC
If you check your PC parts Picker it is showing your Power draw at
36W to 146W max..
Watts / 1000 * Hours used x (Cost per Kilowatt-hour)= Total Cost..
Your PC Max should be about 146W + 30W for the monitor MAX
Intel - Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor 8W - 65W
MSI - H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard 15W - 60W
Avexir - Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory 11W - 11W
Crucial - MX300 750GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Monitor is 30W
So do the math 176W
176/1000 = .176 of a Kilowatt
* say $.19 (cost per kWh) so $.033 per hour
* say 16 hours a day thats about 54 cents a day..
* 30 days is about $16
Say your PC uses 350 watts, including monitor, while playing a graphically-intensive game, and your kWh cost is $0.19. If you were to play for one hour straight, it would cost you:
350 / 1000 * 0.19 = $0.07 per hour
Lets say for arguments sake you used all 550W of your Power supply + Monitor 30W that would be 580W 10 cents per hour or $1.76 per day or about $53 a month.. MAX and your PC should be pumping out enough heat to make you sweat. ( Not to mention your Power Supply would not last very long )
This still does NOT account for the increase in your bill... It is NOT the PC it can NOT be the PC
Hook a Kill-A-Watt meter to the PC and give us the numbers..
If it is over 100 Watts while your doing nothing there is a problem..
If it is over 350 Watts while your working there is a problem..
You can buy these for $6 on Amazon, worth every penny
Get one of these verify you have a ground issue. Then call an electrician.
one of these
Everyone says it's a some fix. It might be. I'd want to plug in a circuit tester, and open one box up by removing the plug to see what's behind it.
The whole house could have wiring issues. Or a bad plug.