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Whatís a Ground Loop and is it bad?

Old 10-16-2020, 08:23 PM
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Just curious guys.. Iím in the process of getting parts for a 5t 12s brushless conversion.. The ESC Flier 400a has no BEC.. so my plan was to wire the BEC along with a Cap pack into the Second set of input wires on the ESC (the ESC has two separate 8wg input sets).. Iíve seen it done this way successfully.. but i was told that this will cause a Ďground loopí and i should use a separate battery to power the servers receiver ETC.. any info?? Thanks in advance
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The naming says it all, a loop in the ground wire. It happens when a direct wire makes a ground connection but also another wire makes a ground connection. Then you will create a so called closed loop which can build up a resonance frequency that can disturb the working of the electronics.

It hapens more over longer wires like in car audio where power cables and signal cables to the amplifier in the rear will end up in creating a ground loop and create a whining noise over the sound.

I do not think you have to worry about that with such short wires.
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The naming says it all, a loop in the ground wire. It happens when a direct wire makes a ground connection but also another wire makes a ground connection. Then you will create a so called closed loop which can build up a resonance frequency that can disturb the working of the electronics.

It hapens more over longer wires like in car audio where power cables and signal cables to the amplifier in the rear will end up in creating a ground loop and create a whining noise over the sound.

I do not think you have to worry about that with such short wires.
thanks again!! I figured it was a hum of sorts just didnít know whether it would effect anything
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If you do experience issues try removing the ground wire from BEC to receiver.
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