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Trying to hook up an inline gps unit and getting a sparking ground wire. Dumb question but do ground wires typically have a small spark?

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There is a bad place in the wire because ground never spark.

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They do initially if you have connected the power wire first. Internal capacitors on the circuit board power up the second you apply power. The spark you see is the discharge to ground completing the circuit. Usually no harm done unless it happens multiple times.

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