While plugging in the ariel behind my PC, touching the PC case, I got quite
On checking, a meter reads 60 Volts AC between the ariel screen and earth.
A google search reveals this is not so unusual, but is it healthy?
A few random thoughts:
1. Are you close to overhead power lines ?
2. Measuring with a digital VM is not reliable as its impedance is very
high and it responds to capacitive pick-up ie. electrostatics.
3. When measuring to earth, is that the earth on the mains, or on the
PC case. Usually PC's are earthed while laptops aren't.
Mine is between the aerial outer and any appliance earth like my PC
cases. Also sheath/PC case to mains earth at any socket.
There is a varying voltage of low current on the chassis of the
Socket checks are fine with E to N = zero, L to E = 240, L to N = 240.
There appears to be no faulty wiring at any socket, or in the ring.
I can decrease the voltage by half by simply switching the four
sockets, ( single pole), off that supply the PC's, T and associated
crap that goes with them.
It'll be earthed anyway if you connect it to a PCI TV card. I've also
gotten an electric shock between the metal aerial plug and an earthed
casing... the aerial is shared between several other flats so I don't
know if the electricity is coming from one of them :)
You must know by now it's not possible to post a pedant post without
making a mistake of your own...
The washing powder is Ariel, as is the fairy (both Fairy Liquid and
Ariel are made by Proctor and Gamble)
The typeface is Arial
The thing that receives radio signals is an aerial.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
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