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Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor
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Experience:  30 years Licensed Electrical Contractor in Illinois, Adjunct College Electrical Instructor, Former Electrical Inspector, Diploma: Digital Electronics, FCC Technician License
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I have a pa system connected to 3 prong surge protector. Had

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I have a pa system connected to 3 prong surge protector. Had my sound man out and he stated that the ground is not proper and causing the Feedback. What options are there to fix the ground.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Eddie replied 10 months ago.

hi ...............sorry I don't know that much when it comes to sound and it's quality but I found these

and also I will opt out so one of my esteemed colleagues might provide more of an insight for you

thank you for the request


Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) What is the voltage of the circuit and the amperage of the circuit breaker?

2) How is the circuit wired? NM Romex cable, metal or PVC conduit or metal clad cable or other?

3) Any lighting on the circuit or only receptacles?

4) How many receptacles on the circuit?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
old building I am not certain l am a novice just know it isn't grounded properly had two different sound techs come out
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Thanks for the replies.

1) I would need to understand the specifics regarding the existing wiring scheme before I can make a comment.

2) A quick answer is that, I always recommend when using audio equipment is to have that equipment reside on a dedicated grounded receptacle circuit that contains no lighting nor any other loads except the audio equipment receptacle.

3) The main electrical panel and/or the building also needs to be confirmed that no ground loops are present. Main panels and/sub-panels also need to be confirmed that they are properly grounded to a primary and a supplemental grounding electrode conductor and an equipment grounding conductor.

4) As you can see, there are numerous factors which can have an impact on audio equipment within the electrical distribution methods installed.

If you have any additional questions, just let me know and I’ll be glad to answer them for you.

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