D-Link DGS-1100-05 Grounding

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  1. Nz0

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    Hello All

    I bought this little switch to connect my servers together and accordingly the manual I need to ground it.

    My servers are Quanta Windmills and they are simply sitting on a metal shelve with plastic feet.

    Where should I ground my switch?

    Thank you,
    Nz0
     
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  2. Nz0

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    It looks like this.
     
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    Find this manual of grounding DGS-1100-08 switch, maybe it will help you.
     
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  5. Nz0

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    Thank you. I have the manual.

    Where do I ground the other side of the cable?

    1) on the metal shelve? Not a good idea I think :)

    2) on the middle prong of a the plug?
     
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  6. Evan

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    Normally it’s the side of the switch, are all your cables correctly grounded as well ?

    Normally just bolting into the rack is ok for me, especially since even the patch panel terminations of each cable are grounded as well.
     
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  7. Nz0

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    I don't use a rack because the open compute nodes aren't standard size.

    They are sitting on a metal shelve.

    They are connected to the wall with an acdc psu using a three prong plug.

    Do you know if the ground is for esd purpose or for compensating the two prong acdc network switch plug?

    I don't know what to think when I read the following discussions.

    How necessary are attatching grounding ports on networking hardware? - Networking

    Reddit - networking - Does you use the grounding points on your switches/routers?
     
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    Grounding would be esd purposes, the 2 prong power pack should be double insulated if it’s approved for sale just about anywhere in the world and it should be marked as such.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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