Grounding: Things not working right, don’t know why?

Grounding: Ensure your next power project is well grounded. Improper grounding often is the source of signal integrity problems, line trips, and other concerns.

02/03/2005


Grounding: Ensure your next power project is well grounded. Improper grounding often is the source of signal integrity problems, line trips, and other concerns. Here are tips from Control Engineering .

“10 tips for better grounding” First of the 10 recommendations is “Control system ac power should be supplied from a distribution system that’s separate from other equipment and uses.” For others, click into the full story .

Control Engineering Resource Center: “Avoid electrical ground loops.” The piece explains, contrary to popular belief, digital data signals also can be susceptible to electrical noise. A common system grounding point and proper isolation and shielding are among recommendations. For more, click into this tutorial .

—Mark T. Hoske, editor-in-chief, Control Engineering, MHoske@cfemedia.com





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