Potential of the terminals on a DC power supply

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Hi there
On a 12VDC transformer we use at school. Is the positive terminal +6V above ground potential and the negative terminal -6V below ground potential?
Thank You
Summary: Hi there
On a 12VDC transformer we use at school. Is the positive terminal +6V above ground potential and the negative terminal -6V below ground potential?
Thank You

Hi there
On a 12VDC transformer we use at school. Is the positive terminal +6V above ground potential and the negative terminal -6V below ground potential?
Thank You
 
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What does the manufacturer’s documentation say?
 

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Summary:
On a 12VDC transformer we use at school. Is the positive terminal +6V above ground potential and the negative terminal -6V below ground potential?
Maybe, maybe not. One clue might be if there's a third terminal labelled GND.
 

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