Electrical grounding

daveleonardMarch 10, 2014

I have a unique problem. I am an American retired to the Philippine. 220 is in use here. However, I have no safety wire on the house to ground. No house has a safety ground. I am also a ham radio operator. I must ground my HF equipment to a common ground plate and then to a deep rod ground outside. My question is, since my house electrical system is not grounded how will this affect my station grounding system? Will I be causing problems by grounding my station when my house isn't even grounded. We have very questionable electrical practices here.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ron Natalie

Hi, N1RN here a ham of 40 year (Amateur Extra for the past 25).

Your RF ground usually would be well advised to be grounded to your house wiring ground. Obviously if you don't have a house ground, you can do that.

If you're using modern equipment you're probably not going to have any issue not having a house safety ground. The house wiring ends at your rig's power supply and it's DC after that.

If you wanted to, you could use your RF ground (almost certainly it is better than nothing) for grounding the power line side of your gear.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 8:24AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
daveleonard

Thanks N1RN for the reply. Yes I will have all my equipment , including the regulated power supply, grounded to a common plate. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't causing a problem since the house current is not grounded. You answered that and I appreciate it. Thanks again and 73's.
Dave

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 8:28PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Please Critique Low-Volt (Home Automation) Plan/Proposal
GW/Houzz Community, As always, I want to thank this...
Andrew K.
Two fans on same circuit in different rooms, can't get wiring right
So here's the situation. I have two ceiling fan/lights...
jenfarino
Searching Electrical Wiring board
Is there a way to search the Electrical Wiring board...
roofman86
Inspection Report
Had a gorgeous 1909 house inspected yesterday and don't...
cmae17
Light/Switch wiring
Here is the scenario. Have a kitchen light that needs...
wgl3333
Sponsored Products
Chalmers Medium Outdoor Wall Mount
$519.99 | Bellacor
Luxor Tub Cart - TC111-G
Beyond Stores
Artemide | Tizio Classic Table Lamp
$565.00 | YLighting
Commercial Electric 6 in. R30 White Eyeball Trim (6-Pack) CAT603WH-6PK
$89.64 | Home Depot
Turnstone | Bivi Trunk
YLiving.com
Home Decorators Collection Fire Places Wood Stoves & Hardware Charles Mill 46
Home Decorators Collection
Egg & Dart Doorbell
Signature Hardware
LBL Madeleine Red Art Glass Bronze Pendant
Euro Style Lighting
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™