Power adapter with seperated earth plug

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by WarGoat, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. WarGoat

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 19, 2013
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    Hi guys

    Has anyone ever seen a product which plugs into a wall socket and, in turn allows a standard 3 pin plug to be plugged into it but also gives access to the earth terminal so I can ground something else?

    I have an application which is run of a 12VDC source (provided by a standard wall adapter) but I also need access to earth to ground some shielding.

    Cheers
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Jul 18, 2013
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    Presumably you have a 2 pin plug?
    If so you could cut off the 2 pin and fit a 3 pin and run a ground conductor along side the twin pair, taped, OR replace the twin with 3 core, but that would mean a termination at the twin cable destination?
    Max.
     
  3. tubeguy

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    Nov 3, 2012
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    Unless you are knowledgeable working withe AC mains wiring I would get a metal grounded outlet strip assembled with screws. Easy access to ground from one of the screws - provided the outlet is wired as it should be.
     
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