Mains sockets and star earth - can anyone explain?

The vendor of my mains isolation strip advised me the following by email:

To avoid any unwanted grounding problems and to get the best performance out of your system you should power all electronics of your system, no matter if they are wired with or without a grounded cable  out of one wall socket (starred earth reference)

Can anyone explain what this means, especially with reference to starred earth?

I now have my amp plugged directly into one socket of my 2-socket wall plate, and my isolation strip (for my sources) plugged into the other socket.  What difference does this make to earthing?  Surely, a neighbouring wall plate will have its earth connected to every other wall plate in the room by parallel wiring between the plates.

Note: all my cabling is shielded with the shield connected to the earth pin.


Welp, that's it then: let's all quit the forums and forego this community's experience, valuable insights and advice, and instead rely on Google as our audio oracle. Much easier than engaging with others.


and again, use the grey matter between your ears and look stuff up….you have the internet, use it instead of getting the answers from others. you might actually learn something for once

Not fair and not deserved. Sounds like he’s not going to learn anything from you except how to be a           . We all have bad days sometimes, so if you’re experiencing one, I hope it improves for you. We’re not in 3rd grade here cheating on tests.



Not fair and not deserved.

if he would have kept the DM between him and i , this wouldnt have happened, but he decided to bring it to the forums .


i am not experiencing a bad day....but i am not going to sit here and take this from him. yes there was sarcasm in my reply to him and if he is that thinned skinned that he cant take it, then i feel sorry for him. if he was with a co-worker and they told him to go use google, would he react the same way he did to me ? i bet he wouldnt and would more than likely, laugh it off.




I fully get what the forums are for.....


when we all were younger and in school and were doing our school work either at home or at school and we asked for help on something because we didnt know the answer to something, did your parents or the teacher give us the answer to the question ? no, they tell us to do look up the answer ourselves because if they give us the answer, then what did we learn ? the same thing applies here....the OP asked a good question and if he would have done a google search using his title , he would have found plenty of info to read.

how is that a few members could give the OP info in this, but the OP cant take time to look it up himself?


i like how other members of this site can make comments like this all day long and nothing is said....but as soon as i make one, its a whole different story.

so one either has to agree with what other members say or just dont say anything at i am not allowed to have an opinion of my own . is that it ?

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