Ground lift on PC

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  1. Pete H

    Pete H Stunt Coordinator

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    There is a good discussion going on in the Receivers/Separates/Amps section regarding the pro's and con's of using a cheater plug. My question is similar in nature. I recently purchased PS Audio's Lab II power cord. This PC has a ground lift. Are the issues regarding a cheater plug and the ground lift on this cable similar?
     
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    Yep. The cheater plug is really a ground-lift.
     
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    Yep, what Bob said.

    One is almost dirt cheap and the other is expensive and integrated. The dirt cheap method requires borrowing somebody's hacksaw.
     
  4. Pete H

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    Thanks, I guess I was hoping that since the shield ground remained intact that there might be some kind of added safety benefit. I'm using this PC to lift the ground on my 2 ch amp although the ground loop is induced by my CDP. Lifting the ground on the CDP causes strange things to happen. One of these days I'm going to have to find out what to do after the source of a ground loop has been identified.
     

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