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Click to edit Master subtitle style How to “ground” a residence? Kylan Fitzpatrick Michael Gruber John Fitzpatrick BCN4562 – Electrical Systems September 9th, 2005
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Click to edit Master subtitle style What is grounding? The NEC, National Electrical Code defines grounding as “a conducting connection whether intentional or accidental between an electrical circuit or equipment and the earth, or to some conducting body that serves in the place of the earth.”
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Types of Grounding 1. Earth grounding 1. Equipment grounding
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Earth Grounding n Also known as neutral grounding. n The intentional connection from a circuit conductor usually the neutral wire to a ground electrode placed in the earth.
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Unformatted text preview: Ground Electrodes Three Basic Components 1. A ground conductor 1. The connection of the conductor to the ground electrode 1. The ground electrode. Equipment Grounding Ensures that the operating equipment within a structure is properly grounded. Why ground? n Ensure personnel safety n Provide a safe path for the dissipation of fault currents, lightning strikes and static discharges n Protection of equipment n Improve reliability n Reduce the likelihood of damage due to lightning and/or bad faults Sources: n www.leminstruments.com/ grounding_tutorial/ html/start.shtml n http://www.epanorama.net/documents/ground loop/...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course COMP CETU311 taught by Professor Butler during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.

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