Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KF5LJW, Oct 29, 2019.
in the year 2525 this thread will be the only thing alive
Sure can and can help you in your search term. Search for "Commercial Power Strip, or Industrial Power Strip and you will get hits like this one from Tripp-Lite.
Thanks. Are the cases bonded to ground?
Another method that I just used (and apparently WA7ARK did something similar) is to run a ground wire from a nearby shack outlet to the RF ground system or RF grounding panel. (To test out the effectiveness, I first just used a plug, but plugs can get pulled out and forgotten, plus taking up an outlet. The screw attachment isn't likely to be disconnected.)
Of course it all depends on what fits best into your particular station.
Here's a photo.
The metal case is connected to ground.
All bonding needs to be done at your fuse/breaker panel.
Never bond a neutral to ground in a appliance. The NEC or UL police will arrest You.
This thread opened up a can of worms. Worms are best collected under your Cloud Warmer.
No, it just showed some "wormy" thinking about RF grounding, RF common-mode current paths, and what is required for safety and to meet Code. It is a complex subject, awash with myths, gobbledelygook, and misinformation.
That is Exactly Right.
Never piss on a electric fence wire.
Especially if bare-footed.
Never hit one with your forehead while wearing wet boots either. Don’t ask.