Fixing things to the Mounting plate, star washers, required?

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Fixing things to the Mounting plate, star washers, required?

Post by HughF »

Hi everyone,

Although we took delivery of our components a fair few months ago, we are only now starting on the installation.

I remember reading in some literature I had from the outback website that each FX and each enclosure needed a star washer installed under the head of one mounting fastener.

I'm now working through all the instructions that I have received with the equipment now I'm installing it, and can't find this reference anywhere.

Do I still need to do this, or can I rely on the ground lug on the fx and inside the cabinets to do my grounding?

Also, should I use the washers that are in the bag of the flexware mounting plate, under the head of each FX mounting screw?

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Post by mvrck »

Just one star washer under one of four screws should be enough. Outback suggests using all four star washers would improve lightning protection.

From the PS2 Manual:
Mount the PS2AC cabinet and the PS2DC cabinet. For each cabinet, use six 6mm x 10mm pan head Phillips TAPTITE® screws and one star washer (included in hardware packet). At least one mounting screw from both the PS2AC and the PS2DC must have a star washer to bite through the powder coating and connect to ground. The washers ensure that all the equipment is grounded to the mounting plate. Placing a star washer under each screw will improve your lightning protection.
I know your are install a FLEXware, but the notes should apply...

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Post by HughF »

Thanks for your help mvrck, got it all installed on the flexware mounting plate now. Went together very nicely.

Was going to start on the wiring on the ac side but I haven't got any bootlace ferrules for the 10mm square wire (no. 8 I think you guys call it) that outback include with the Input/Output/Bypass breaker kit.

Will get some on monday and hopefully get the AC and DC end all wired up ready for the final lift and screw to wall moment.

Hugh
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