Question about pairing 2 power supplies.

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Joined Sep 24, 2023
I have a linear power supply for an old video door phone system with 2 voltage outputs +15VDC , +18VDC and they share the same GND.
The +15Vdc is not working because the power supply is faulty. Can i install a 15Vdc SMPS to work alongside this old power supply? The DC outputs feed the central unit of the video door phone outdoor station and it has one GND terminal. When i wire the new SMPS should the GND output from the old P.S. and the negative terminal from the new SMPS connect to the same terminal on the outdoor station ? Will it work?