A tale of woe, including carelessness, stupidity and laziness....

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Wed Aug 26 15:07:38 CDT 2015

    > From: Paul Koning

    > What happened is that the "grounds" were offset enough, and with enough
    > of a current supply, that the ground strap that's supposed to connect
    > the row of RP06 drives melted.
    > This sort of thing is a major electric code violation: you can certainly have
    > multiple services, but all the grounds are required to be connected by
    > substantial wire; you're not allowed to stick ground rods in at
    > multiple places and leave it at that.

I'm pretty blown away that the various grounds could be offset by that much,
to produce that kind of current when they were tied together. Wow.


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