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Chassis Grounding Solution

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Posted on October 2, 2020 at 09:29:40
House13
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Location: SE TN
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I use a pair of Tara Labs Zero Evolution balanced interconnect cables. These use a HFX Floating Ground Station to drain noise. A pair of drain wires is run from the cables to the HFX. Another drain wire is meant to connect to a component chassis.

My components have no visible fasteners or ground lug to which I might use as the recommended termination point for the ground wire.

A friend suggested the following solution. I bought a StaticTek Banana Jack Outlet Adapter:

https://www.amazon.com/StaticTek-Adapter-Universal-Connection-Unbreakable/dp/B071J61CSV/ref=sr_1_3?crid=ZLRL89O17JBY&dchild=1&keywords=statictek+banana+jack+outlet+plug+ground+adapter&qid=1601655474&sprefix=StaticTek%2Caps%2C538&sr=8-3

The Tara mini banana plug is 2mm. The StaticTek accepts only a 4 mm plug. I bought a 2mm banana jack female to 4mm banana jack male plug probe:

https://www.amazon.com/copper-Banana-Female-4mm-Probes/dp/B01JEEMQNQ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=2mm+male+to+4mm+female+banana&qid=1601655626&sr=8-2

This arrangement made for a tight secure fit into the ground of the AC outlet receptacle.

This may work with grounding needs other than mine is why I posted this.

 

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RE: Chassis Grounding Solution, posted on October 3, 2020 at 10:33:49
Duster
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Location: Pacific Northwest
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Elegant solution, House13. Thanks for sharing.

 

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