New DEC museum entry :D
pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Feb 21 13:15:03 CST 2007
On Wednesday 21 February 2007 13:42, Adrian Graham wrote:
> On 21/2/07 02:40, "Tony Duell" <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> > I realyl would want to know exactly how it's tripping the mains.
> > Perhaps run it on a circuit that doesn't have an RCD.
> I'd love to, but in a rented house and an electronic workshop that's
> under strict H&S rules I'm not going to be able to find one. Even my
> weekend home has an RCD.
Assuming that an "RCD" is what we call a GFI/GFCI over here, I'd suggest
either lifting the ground, or (preferably) connecting the ground to the
neutral side of the mains (make up a sepcial adapter cord to do this),
and see if it still trips the breaker.
GFIs and old (or just "big" computers) generally don't mix well.
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