[RFI] Station ground - more

Roger (K8RI) k8ri at rogerhalstead.com
Wed Oct 5 05:19:29 EDT 2016


Roger (K8RI)

On 10/4/2016 Tuesday 3:50 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
> Not quite.  What must happen at the "Main Panel" is the bond between 
> Neutral and Equipment Ground. That bond MUST be done where power 
> enters the building, and it MUST be the ONLY connection between 
> Neutral and Ground anywhere in the system. There must also be an Earth 
> Connection (that is, a driven rod) at that point. ANY building can 
> have as many EARTH connections as you like, and they can be connected 
> to the "Green Wire" ANYWHERE you like, but they MUST all be bonded 
> together.
> "Equipment Ground" in the context of power systems is the steel 
> enclosures of electrical panels, and of the "Green Wire" throughout 
> the building.
> 73, Jim K9YC
> On Tue,10/4/2016 12:28 PM, Roger (K8RI) wrote:
>> I think we're caught in semantics and interpretations. Jim (K9YC) has 
>> the correct interpretation, BUT as he says, it' the GROUNDS that are 
>> all tied together.
>> I believe Panels and sub panels are grounded ONLY at the main panel. 
>> Sub panels have their grounds run to the main panel which is the only 
>> ground for the panels 

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