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post #11 of 25
A few square inches or several hundred square feet of conductive metal make a wonderful shock surface if it`s not connected to earth ground, as in a wire or conductive rod of sufficient amperage carrying capability being inserted at least several inches into the ground.
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the ground line is connected to my radiator (speaking of an 2,5x1 meter big). and the pipe it's connected to is sanded so it touches the bare metal
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Yeah, but does all of that metal end up connecting to earth ground? That`s the key to it being properly grounded.
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I did that once, and just plugged it into a different plug and it stopped.
    
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Yeah, but does all of that metal end up connecting to earth ground? That`s the key to it being properly grounded.
i quess but ain't shure.... how i can test that ?
post #16 of 25
The radiator itself is the ground. It is a large conductor with plenty of atoms to take in extra electrons, that's all you need. Any large metal object is a ground.
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The radiator itself is the ground. It is a large conductor with plenty of atoms to take in extra electrons, that's all you need. Any large metal object is a ground.
then it should be fine, it's connected to an 3x1 meter radiator that links up with an 2x1 meter radiator in a other room, so plenty of metal there
post #18 of 25
grounded means something that is connected to the earth. Your radiator might have a loose wire touching it or it could be your PSU too.
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post #19 of 25
Is the other end of the S-Vid cable connected to ya TV?

the Chassis of most CRT TV`s is somewhat `LIVE`
Dont know why, hardly any have 3 pin connectors for power.
You will find the same sparky nature from SCART connectors too!
I dont think its anything to worry about, just dont put it on your tongue!
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post #20 of 25
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Is the other end of the S-Vid cable connected to ya TV?

the Chassis of most CRT TV`s is somewhat `LIVE`
Dont know why, hardly any have 3 pin connectors for power.
You will find the same sparky nature from SCART connectors too!
I dont think its anything to worry about, just dont put it on your tongue!
no opnly connected to an beamer, and i've checked the power cable of my beamer and that's only a 2 pin. and the S-video will soon be changed for a DVI-HDTV cable
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