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  • Grounding the PC when using an inverter?

    Is there any harm in a setup like this. I have a DC to AC inverter and I wanted to ground the PC to the car. I tested the inverter to see if it did this in its circuit, and it doesnt. I can understand why?....because it an isolates the DC from the AC sides of the circuit.

    My reason for wanting to do this is so I can use the PCs PS 12V lead in my shutdown controller.

    If anyone has any knowledge on this, it would help greatly.
    1999 Ford Contour SVT
    Via M9000

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    I think i answered my own question. The converter (i think thats the right term) that came with the PC should also be a isolation circuit. In other words, grounding the PC does not ground the AC side of the circuit so everything should be safe.
    1999 Ford Contour SVT
    Via M9000

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    • #3
      are you grounding your inverter to the car frame? if so do that and then ground your PSU to the same spot as the inverter. Take a screw that holds the PSU to the case
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