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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Why Grounding Electrical Connections is Important

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There are many times when using electrical equipment that you may ask yourself, why does this need to be grounded? What is grounding? Why did my electrical equipment or adapter come with a green wire? Grounding is the common point of return for an electrical current. It is in place as a safety measure to prevent harm to the user if there happens to be a fault. In your home, the grounding connection is easily identified as the U-shaped round hole in a regular household outlet. If you have a home that was built prior to 1969, you’ll most likely...

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