Definitions for "Floating Output"
Converter output that ungrounded and not referenced to another output. Typically, floating outputs are fully isolated and may be referenced positive or negative by the user. Outputs that are not floating share common return and as such, are referenced to one another.
The output of the converter is galvanically isolated from the input and from chassis. Floating outputs are useful in eliminating ground loops from distribution systems as the output neutral can be re-established as required.
An output of a power supply that is not connected or referenced to any other output, usually denotes full galvanic isolation. They generally can be used as either positive or negative outputs. Non-floating outputs share a common return line, and are hence DC referenced to one another.