What’s the difference between grounding, earthing and bonding? That’s a question our readers and clients ask often. Also, we’re asked quite a bit about earthing and bonding in general. So, there’s an unusually large amount of confusion around the term Earthing and Bonding. Or, for our friends in the states; you might come across the term grounding and bonding.
Earthing and bonding are both electrical safety practices that are used to protect people and equipment from the risks of electric shock and fires.
In this piece, I aim to clarify the difference between – what is grounding, Earthing and what is bonding and whether there is a difference.
Breaking things down into simple terms; Earthing – grounding can mean all things to all people. Hence, it is more realistic to think of Earthing as the ‘electrode’ itself. Also, known as the Earth Termination. This reference refers to the physical hardware, such as the copper conductors, rods, etc., that sits buried directly in the geology itself.[Read more…] about What’s the Difference between Grounding, Earthing and Bonding?