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Offline BarryB

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ground wiring question
« on: December 06, 2009, 11:40:23 PM »
Hey folks, I've got a question concerning ground wires.  I've got a power supply that has 3 outputs.  One 65v, one 5v, and one 12v.  I'm using all of them in my build, and I'm grounding each of them separately.  An engineer friend of mine suggested that I should really link all the grounding wires together, so they aren't floating relative to each other.  Does that make sense to you all?  I was worried that it would make my control box blow up in my face.  Anyway, let me know...


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Re: ground wiring question
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 01:58:41 AM »

In an ideal situation you would have all your ground wires, screens etc running to a single point ground (to avoid ground loops and possible noise pickup). In reality it is not quite as simple as that but it is what you should aim for.

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