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Re: Earth Bonding in a PDU

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:33 pm

Wonks wrote:You also have the added complication that a lot of legacy or badly designed musical rack gear wants to remain isolated from the rack earth to avoid ground loops, so isolating washers are fitted.

Fixed that for you! :lol:

I can't remember the last time I had to resort to using isolating washers on rack kit. I certainly don't have any here with any of my (expansive) collection of rack-mount equipment.

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Re: Earth Bonding in a PDU

Postby wireman » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:39 pm

ef37a wrote:A home made box would still have rack strips? (you COULD screw into hardwood rails but I would not recommend it) and as part of the "external metal surface" they would still need an earth bond not at the whim of a 13A plug?

Don't see why you have to protect yourself against 2 simultaneous faults. Would you bond a metal shelf to your house wiring in case some elecrical item you put on it went faulty and the case became live?
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