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Re: 40v offset to ground?

Subject: Re: 40v offset to ground?
From: Pooh Bear
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 03:25:06 +0100
Newsgroups: sci.electronics.basics

ScottM wrote:

> I'm using a crappy, old analog meter, and I doubt the impedance is
> megaohms. I'll try the 47k resistor and retest.
>
> I have two of these supplies, a -12s and a -05s. They both report this
> 40v difference, so if it's a bug, it's an infestation. Anyone know if
> Kaga supplies are prone to this kind of thing?
>
> I'm still not clear on the difference between an FG and a Gnd, but if
> it's ok to tie the outlet's ground to FG, I'm happy to do that. There's
> no actual screw in the screw hole marked Gnd, but there is one in the
> FG position.

I understand FG to mean 'frame ground' as in chassis i.e. the metalwork.
Connecting this to the supply ground wire should not affect anything most
likely.

Graham



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