Grounding connection design
The two most important impacts of correct grounding layout are the following.
- The circuit has a zero voltage reference point, the ground. (Green, 2014, para. 1)
- The ground is critical for safety.
If a heater’s insulation wears out, then touching the metal of the heater gives a shock unless the heater has been grounded. The metal heater housing is where the conductor is installed. The conductor is then connected to a ground. The ground may be in the building or far away from the location of the heater. The ground can be a panel or an electrical outlet. ( ...