Earth bonding - Earth bonding electricity in the bathroom Make sure you have isolated any circuit you are working on and see our electrical safety

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Make sure you have isolated any circuit you are working on and see our electrical safety project What is earthing? The earth, or ground in America, in electrical terms, carries no current, and it is this that electricity will make a dash for when it is allowed to escape from its secure home in an electric cable or flex. This is because one side of the electrical supply, the neutral, is intentionally connected to earth. If someone touches a live conductor then a current will flow through the person, their shoes, the floor, the wall, via earth and back to the supply transformer via one or more earth connections of the transformer neutral. The person has completed the electrical circuit. Should any fault develop in an electrical system the electricity will always head for earth, taking the easiest route there. The electrical appliances and supplies in the home are of a much higher potential and if any of these become available to touch and are electrically charged at a different voltage to earth the possibility of an electric shock exists, with the current passing through the connection between the charged parts and earth. If, for instance, a person comes into contact with a conductive part that is at a potential
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2009 for the course ENGR 23432 taught by Professor Puliyambath during the Spring '09 term at Punjab Engineering College.

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