Grounding problem

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Old 12-12-04, 12:03 PM
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Grounding problem

My husband plays in a band. They occationally play at a club whose electrical system is not properly grounded. On several occasions a band member has received an electrical jolt from the equipment. Is there a device that the guys can use to alleviate their "shocking problem"
 
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Old 12-12-04, 12:13 PM
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How about the threat of a lawsuit? A letter from a lawyer? A visit from the town/city codes enforcement officer?

However, lack of a good ground does not cause one to get a shock. The cause of a shock is something improperly wired and then perhaps lack of a ground.

They should be using portable GFCI devices.
 
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They should repair their equipment and use portable GFCI cords.
 
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Old 12-12-04, 08:08 PM
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Isolation transformer

Originally Posted by wmhunt
My husband plays in a band. They occasionally play at a club whose electrical system is not properly grounded. On several occasions a band member has received an electrical jolt from the equipment. Is there a device that the guys can use to alleviate their "shocking problem"
The only cure for this mis wired venue is to isolate the equipment from the clubs faulty wiring. To acomplish that you need an isolation transformer. That isolation transformer is a derived system so it would need to have a grounding electrode conductor run to a grounding electrode such as an underground metal water pipe.
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