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Fasteners

Fasteners

Fasteners

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How does a coating on a radio fastener affect its ground or which coating  for a fastener makes a good ground?

RE: Fasteners

The coating can affect the ground bond. I always try using unpainted / unanodized fasteners because of that. At the very least take a wire brush to the fastener to remove any non-conductive material.

David Baird
dbaird@gemcity.com
 
Sr Controls Engineer
EET degree.
Journeyman Electrician.

RE: Fasteners

Powder coat systems can apply a very thin layer, invisible to the eye that can pervent any conduction, only 1 -2 moleculars thick..  If you are use something that has been powder coated , take a hot soldering iron, or small pencil torch and heat the area to remove the thin layer.

Learned this the hard way had units failing UL and CSA testing after changing to powder coat system.

Rich

RE: Fasteners

Suggestion: Notice that the power panels use a special ground connection to avoid this problem. Perhaps it may be better to use as special ground connection to make sure that the ground is good.

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