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What's the difference between ground and negative in a schematic? Answered

I want to get started with electronics, however I'm getting really confused schematics, specifically this one. Am I supposed to connect ground to the negative pole of my battery, or is the negative pole not used?

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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2013-02-22

In this specific case, the negative pole of the battery goes to the ground. In the UK we call schematics "circuits", and that name helps remind us that currents flow in LOOPS. WIthout a connection to the negative pole, there would be NO loop thorough the battery, and no current

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ubdussamad (author)2013-02-22

The image out here is a simple circuit with a ground pole the negative end of the battery should got to the ground pole and the ground sign i gave you both of them can be there in one circuit not problem they all are same. the ground are also dictated as "0 V" this is also written where ground sign is not present so don't ever get confused!

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pquadros (author)ubdussamad2013-02-22

I understand ther difference now, thanks for the help.

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iceng (author)pquadros2013-02-22

What is missing is frame ground :)

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