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Connecting the PXIe-1092 to Safety Ground and a Power Source

Last Modified: January 11, 2021


The PXIe-1092 chassis are designed with a three-position IEC 60320 C14 inlet for the U.S. that connects the ground line to the chassis ground. For proper grounding, a suitable cordset must be used to connect this inlet to an appropriate earth safety ground.

If your power outlet does not have an appropriate ground connection, you must connect the premises safety ground to the chassis grounding screw located on the rear panel.


  • Grounding wire (16 AWG)
  • #2 Phillips screwdriver
  • AC power cable

Complete the following steps to connect the PXIe-1092 chassis to safety ground and a power source.

  1. Connect a 16 AWG (1.3 mm) wire to the chassis grounding screw (#8-32 SEMS) using a grounding lug. The wire must have green insulation with a yellow stripe or must be noninsulated (bare).
  2. Attach the opposite end of the wire to permanent earth ground using toothed washers or a toothed lug.
  3. Attach input power through the rear AC inlet using the AC power cable.

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