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Simple 24V Grounding question

Discussion in 'Diesel Tech / 24 volts' started by Cruiser D, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Cruiser D

    Cruiser D

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    Hey guys, got a quick and easy question,

    Just installed a 12V stereo but have not hooked up power/ground yet....was wondering if it is OK to ground to the chassis.....a tinkerer told me last week that grounding to a 24V system may blow fuses in the stereo.

    (No, I have not installed a step-down converter yet, still working through the past threads to determine best route!)

    Slainte,
    D
     
  2. Stone

    Stone Moderator

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    Yes...you can ground the stereo to the chassis. My alarm system, stereo, and CB have been working flawlessly for years this way.
     
  3. Etsha6

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    Stone,

    Are you saying something like the attached diagram would work OK?
    Radio wiring.jpg
     
  4. Greg_B

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    Other then the converter hookup, yes.

    Some converters are best to hook up to the battery lowside negative pole.

    Some converters can simply go to frame ground.

    The instructions you get with whatever one you should indicate which is required.

    hth's

    gb
     
  5. eleblanc

    eleblanc

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    Yes, you can ground 24V and 12V. But maybe you can only if the negative of the 12V output of the converter is somehow grounded, not sure if mine is.

    I just bought a 40amp ICT converter http://www.ictcorporate.com/
    Yes 40 because i'm going to run my compressor on it. I could have bought a 24V viair but it was too long and wouldn't fit.

    So i'm going to have a 16 amp 24V to 12V for sale, if you are interested..

     
  6. Stone

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    Eleblanc:

    You won't be disappointed with the ICT converters. One of the owners is a friend of mine, and I toured their facility in Langley a little while ago and was impressed with their technology and quality control.

    :cheers:
     
  7. Gold Boy

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    Yep, my pyrometer was grounded in the same way.
     
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