[DML] Re: Capacitors, and "Ground Bus"
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[DML] Re: Capacitors, and "Ground Bus"

Actually, Dave didn't say which way current flows. After the filtering out the negative personal stuff that we unfortunately seem to pick up in some of these messages - I find much of the information from EVERYONE to be useful. I also find Bill's pics very useful and informative.

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" <brobertson@...> wrote:
> DC current flows the other way -- from negative to positive. Ben Franklin got it backwards. (Feel free to look it up...).
> Wild fluctuations in current, .................... 
> Anyone care to argue that Dave is wrong too?
> Bill Robertson
> #5939 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@> wrote:
> >
> > This is EXACTLY my point, you are talking about 2 separate things. The grounding system is meant to return the electrons back to the battery, completing the electrical circuit, after doing work. The capacitors are meant to direct "noise" (any A/C component in the DC electrical system) to ground and they also happen to be grounded so the noise gets back to the battery. There is a third "system", the bonding system where all of the body panels and frame are electrically connected together (bonded) so they will all be the same potential. This is necessary to drain off any possible voltage variations but is also important to create a ground plane for the antennae so you can have good reception. As usual Bill does not understand how this was meant to work so his solution is to just build his own system into it and thereby "improve" the car. Mark is correct, if you keep the original system clean it is adequate. The rub is on a 30 year old car stored outside you can expect some of the connections to have corroded. No one thinks of maintenance when it comes to electrical systems but you do have to do something to them occasionally.
> > David Teitelbaum
> >


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