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Understanding Earth Grounds and Neutrals


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How Grounds and Neutrals are Configured in Electrical Panels – Why Grounds and Neutrals are Bonded at the Main Electrical Panel – The main electrical panel or the main source of the electrical power is where the neutral and grounds are bonded together.

Why Grounds and Neutrals are Bonded at the Main Electrical Panel

Electrical Question: I have a home that was wired up for a 240v generator that I have converted to solar.

Thanks Bruce

This electrical wiring question came from: Bruce, a Handyman from Cowra, Australia.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Bruce.

How Grounds and Neutrals are Configured in Electrical Panels

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Electricians pouch of hand tools and the various power tools necessary for the specific project.
Estimated Time: Depends on the type of panel and available access to the project area.
Precaution: This is an extensive project that should be performed by an experienced and knowledgeable person.
Notice: Making changes to the Electrical Service Panel should be done with a permit and be inspected.

Why Grounds and Neutrals are Bonded at the Main Electrical Panel

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One Response to “Understanding Earth Grounds and Neutrals”
  1. maher kesheed says:

    is that right way or wrong to using wire size 6mm to supply electrecity for hole my
    home all rooms or that mean I wasting extra energy or must be mix 2mm 4mm and 6mm to feed
    the house thanks .