Grounding the Chamber

29 04 2009

Proper grounding is really important for any electrical work, esp high voltage work. Even the ion gauge is high voltage. For now I’m just grounding to an outlet. Before we get into the really high voltage domain, I want to ground to a water pipe.

First check the outlet:

grounded

Now we fabricate a grounding strap:

grounding_strap

Make sure we don’t have any shorts to the hot leads:

short_test

Wire it up:

grounding_chamber

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