Myths About Electrical Grounding
Mike Holt explains about myths related to electrical grounding. A lot of people (including myself at one point) believe some, or all of these electrical grounding myths.
All of the statements below are false.
- Grounding (or Earthing) provides the path necessary to clear a ground fault.
- Current takes the path of least resistance to ground.
- Grounding brings everything to zero potential, reducing touch and step voltage to a safe value.
- Grounding a light pole is required by the NEC.