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Wot is chasis

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by yuvraj, Dec 26, 2005.

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  1. yuvraj

    yuvraj Guest

    Hello frnds

    What is the exact meaning of Chasis
    What is the difference between Chasis and Ground(Common or Return)
    Can I refer Chasis as the Body Ground

    Expecting your positive and electrally correct reply

    Service & Development Enginee
  2. Dan Hollands

    Dan Hollands Guest

    Chassis usually means the metal structure that holds the electronic devices.
    In the days of vacuum tubes it was the metal plate on which the tube sockets
    were mounted. Today it can be any mechanical structure that holds the

    The chassis is often grounded (earth ground) for safety purposes if it
    possible for the user to come in contact with it. It may be used as a zero
    volt referance ground for the electronics. Whether the chassis is grounded
    and how it used is dependant on the application and the local safety

    I have never heard of the term "body ground" being used for anything.


    Dan Hollands
    1120 S Creek Dr
    Webster NY 14580
  3. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    Maybe he was thinking of Frame Ground ( US usage ) aka FG.

    Frame ( USA ) = chassis ( UK )

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