Author Topic: How do people connect their ground wires? Looking for new options  (Read 1495 times)

chumbox

Hi All

Now as a heads up, I understand how the ground wires are meant to connect and have built quite a decent amount of working stompboxes.  Just looking for new, easier or creative ways to ground my wires.  Generally I have my LED cathode directly soldered to a jack sleeve and then to my 3PDT footswitch, from there all my other ground wires kind of connect from the DC jack in a kind of loop from part to part.  Works for me but sometimes I feel like there might be a better way.  Do my Switchcraft jacks ground to a painted enclosure for instance so they don't need to run back to the DC jack at any point?

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peterg

Re: How do people connect their ground wires? Looking for new options
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 06:52:30 PM »
I connect  the board, led, output jack and power jack ground wires to the input jack ground lug. If any pots are grounded I wire them to the board along with the other pot wires. 

deadastronaut

Re: How do people connect their ground wires? Looking for new options
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 08:34:24 PM »
DC ground to board..

3pdt ground and another board ground to input jack...

no ground on out jack.. (i use bare metal boxes..) (i also put my on/off led/CLR on board too, with just a wire to 3pdt)
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davent

Re: How do people connect their ground wires? Looking for new options
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 11:16:27 PM »
Like deadastronaut except on the last build the most convenient place to ground the input jack was to the ground lug of the nearby volume pot.

Add a battery and the arrangement changes.
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Jdansti

Re: How do people connect their ground wires? Looking for new options
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2015, 01:30:05 AM »
>Do my Switchcraft jacks ground to a painted enclosure for instance so they don't need to run back to the DC jack at any point?

If the interior of the enclosure is unpainted, the jack will probably be grounded. I usually run ground wires to the jacks just to make sure they are well grounded.
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Re: How do people connect their ground wires? Looking for new options
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2015, 10:40:05 AM »
Get a DMM with continuity check and never wonder again!
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