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Where is the ground connection to the power supply chassis?

Discussion in 'Radio Circuits, Repair & Performance' started by N1QWI, Nov 9, 2020.

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  1. N1QWI

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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2020
  2. K7JEM

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  3. KL7AJ

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    Why would you expect a generic power supply to have an RF groind?
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  4. AJ4GQ

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  5. W9WQA

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    this aint over, magic word
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  6. N1QWI

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    Fair enough..I think I should have rewritten my question as: "Is it necessary to connect the ground screw in the back of the power supply to my station RF ground bus which goes to the third prong of the outlet"...Since it's connected anyway, via the power cord, isn't this redundant?
  7. AJ4GQ

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    Here you go:
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  8. AJ4GQ

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    My compliments Sir!
  9. KA9JLM

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    HOT/-/COLD on a switching supply.

    Normally the printer is grounded using the AC cord. And that supply mounts to the 3D printer frame. (If used as intended.)
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2020
  10. N0TZU

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    Yes it would be redundant for safety purposes. It could be dangerous unless your station ground is properly bonded to the AC power service ground rod, and the antenna coax grounded where it enters the house. Most likely it would not be useful for RF purposes unless you have some specific problem that is insolvable otherwise.

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