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Re: [TowerTalk] What is a single point ground (again)

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] What is a single point ground (again)
From: Pete Smith <>
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 07:28:43 -0400
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Gary, are you saying that I can achieve the SPG objective in my second 
floor shack simply by running a short 3-wire extension cord conductor 
from a wall outlet, through a protective device on the SPG, and then 
powering all the shack equipment (which is already bonded to the SPG) 
from outlets off that line?  Other well-known and respected people, in 
response to the same question, have said that you must bring the power 
from the breaker panel, up a dedicated line to the SPG, and thence to 
the equipment.  Obviously, your solution would be far easier, but is it 

What sort of protective device is needed at the SPG for this power 
circuit, whichever way it is wired?

73, Pete N4ZR

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On 8/4/2010 11:32 PM, Gary Schafer wrote:
> If the utility power is more than a few feet away from the SPG panel, the
> most practical way to maintain a single point ground system is to  run a
> power line over to the SPG panel and put a protection device for that power
> line directly on the SPG panel, bonded to the SPG panel, and then power the
> equipment only from that power line, after it has gone thru the SPG
> protector.

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