Electrical Grounding Myths

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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.

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