Grounding an Electrical Equipment Disconnect Switch
How to Bond The Ground: I Need to Place A Disconnect Between A Radial Saw And The Main Power Breaker.
Bonding The Ground to a Disconnect Switch
Electrical Question: I Need to Place A Disconnect Between A Radial Saw And The Main Power Breaker.
- The Voltage Is 220 Volt 3 Phase With A Ground.
- The Disconnect Box That I Have Is a 30 Amp Box With 3 Wire Lugs In And 3 Wire Lugs Out But No Lug For The Ground Wire.
My Question Is If I Wire Nut The Ground Wires Together Is This Ok To Do And Is It To Code?
This electrical wiring question came from: Gus, a Other from Cincinnati,Ohio
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Gus.
How to Bond The Ground
- The ground wires can be spliced together however the metal disconnect enclosure must have a ground bonded to it as well.
- This can be done using a pigtail wire from the splice or by mounting a short terminal strip to the disconnect switch using a threaded machine screw.
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