EARTHING

Earthing is the Heart of Electricity

“Earthing” typically refers to the practice of connecting the electrical systems of a building or device to the Earth’s conductive surface. The primary purpose of earthing, also known as grounding, is to protect against electrical faults and lightning strikes by providing a low-resistance path for electrical current to flow into the ground. This helps prevent electrical shocks and damage to equipment.

In electrical systems, earthing involves connecting metal parts of electrical equipment, such as appliances, circuits, and electrical panels, to the ground through conductors like wires or metal rods buried in the earth. This connection helps to dissipate excess electrical energy safely, preventing potential hazards.

Aside from safety, earthing can also help reduce electromagnetic interference and improve the performance of electrical and electronic systems by providing a reference point for voltage levels.

The importance of proper earthing is recognized in electrical standards and building codes worldwide to ensure the safety and reliability of electrical installations.