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Old 11-03-2006, 09:39 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by rama777
Actualy, one question, I was just looking at the manual for my converter and I can't tell if it's supposed to be grounded from to places or just one. The negative line seems to be grounded as well? Is that just for when you have a battery involved?
Seemed pretty clear to me. Did you get a different manual? Mine is 109205 REV L 10/02.

Here's what mine says:

Chassis bonding wire must be a separate wire ran (sic) directly to chassis from the grounding lug provided on the side of the converter.

DO NOT connect Output negative to chassis using the same wire.

. . and the picture shows two separate ground connections.

Do you need a copy of the new manual?

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Old 11-03-2006, 10:39 PM   #30
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Yeah it does show that. I guess I'll give it a double ground if that's what it says to do. As far as Zep saying to ground the negative, does that just mean that the fuse panel gets grounded? The panel I have has no negative spots, it only has four positions for grounding, so I plan on running the negative in there, and then using another grounding spot for an actual ground. Does this effectively ground my negative Zep?

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Old 11-04-2006, 10:18 AM   #31
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You can ground the negative at any point, from the converter to the fuse panel. The closer to the converter, the better, presuming it's a good ground point (eg, has good bonding to the shell, like through the skin and a vertical rib with a substantial connector, like a #10 screw and a ring or spade connector).

When I looked at the photo of your panel, it wasn't obvious that it had a set of negative terminals.


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