Grounded Power switch
Anneliese 2 months ago • updated by Shaun A Kranish (Principal) 1 month ago • 3
Hi, will a grounded power switch (3 prong) ground ungrounded devices, meaning devices with only a two prong cable? My modem is ungrounded and I like to know so I can properly set up without any ground loops. Thank you, Anne
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No, a three-pronged grounded power switch will not ground a 2-prong.
What modem are you using? Are there metal ethernet ports?
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Hi Seth, thanks so much for the response. Our modem does not have metal ethernet ports, therefore I'm connecting it to a switch with metal ports using a grounding cable and ground loop isolator I just bought a few days ago from your website ;)
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