Ground and Earthing

What is the difference between earthing and grounding
When should I use any of both? Thanks

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  • Jul 5th, 2012

Earthing is for Human protection
Grounding is for equipment protection

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  • Jul 18th, 2012

Earth is conduct the current
Ground is not conduct current

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  • Jul 20th, 2012

Earthing and grounding is basically same thing.Americans refer it as grounding and rest of the world earthing .

Earthing/grounding means ,providing a low resistance path for fault current in order to prevent personnel and equipment hazards.

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  • Jul 28th, 2012

earthing is equipment protection, where as grounding is for residual current.

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  • Aug 8th, 2012

Earthing/grounding means ,providing a low resistance path for fault current in order to prevent personnel and equipment hazards.

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Raju kumar Prasad

  • Aug 9th, 2012

Basically earthing and grounding are same thing  earthing is used for human protection it contain low resistance path.grounding is used for equipment portion it contain zero potential.

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  • Sep 19th, 2012

Earthing is different from grounding generally because grounding is represented at faulting of transmission line or equipment but earthing is used for human protection.

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  • Jul 14th, 2013

Earthing and Grounding are same thing but i think you want to ask about difference between System Grounding and Equipment Grounding?
System Grounding means connecting star point of source (Generator or Transformer) to ground to limit fault current to a safe value and to avoid equipment damage in case of large ground fault current, whereas equipment grounding means connecting non current carrying metallic part of equipment to ground to provide human safety.

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shubham thakur

  • Jul 20th, 2013

Their is no difference between earthing and grounding. The difference consider is between this and neutral.

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jayashree priyadarsini

  • Aug 4th, 2013

1.grounding means connecting the live parts of the equipment to the earth where as earthing means connecting the dead parts of the equipment to the earth.

2.grounding provides return path for the fault current where as in case of earthing there is no return path of fault current.

3.grounding is for equipment protection where as earthing is for human protection.

4.generally black wires are used for the grounding,and green wire for the earthing.

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  • Aug 8th, 2013

Ground and earth is basically the same thing. It’s all about providing the least path of resistance to the earth mass. Neutral is connecting the star point of three phase equipment out which serves as a return path for the flow of electricity.

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