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
    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.

  2. MaxHeadRoom


    Jul 18, 2013
    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?
  3. tubeguy

    Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2012
    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.