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ground loop

A circular path created between the data lines and the ground wires when electronic devices communicate with each other. When systems have earth grounds through different power sources, differences in reference voltages can cause problems for various reasons (see inter-system ground noise). See ground.

The Ground Loop
The ground loop is created because all the equipment is wired to earth ground.

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