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    Getting rid of our present electrical system

    Are there still people who want to get rid of our present system with neutrals and ground currents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galt View Post
    Are there still people who want to get rid of our present system with neutrals and ground currents
    Who wants to?
    My view is that your system is complicated by the number of different voltages. Your residences alone have two different voltages compared to Europe where it is all 230V.
    But it is what it is. I think that the costs of making it a single voltage for domestic means it won't happen any time soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galt View Post
    Are there still people who want to get rid of our present system with neutrals and ground currents
    Sure, right after we change to the Metric system of weights and measures...
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    What is the reason for bonding the natural and equipment grounds


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    Galt, I'm not sure I understand the question; could you elaborate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galt View Post
    Are there still people who want to get rid of our present system with neutrals and ground currents
    I would suppose those in the Dairy industry, that blame all their milk production woes on it, do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galt View Post
    Are there still people who want to get rid of our present system with neutrals and ground currents

    Do you mean on the utility side? If so, then I think the MGN is an overall bad idea, but it's the system we have and it's not going away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Besoeker View Post
    Who wants to?
    My view is that your system is complicated by the number of different voltages. Your residences alone have two different voltages compared to Europe where it is all 230V.
    But it is what it is. I think that the costs of making it a single voltage for domestic means it won't happen any time soon.
    The market has responded with an array of products to cover our different systems. In reality, it really is only the distribution equipment and our wide variety of plugs and receptacles that is complicated. Otherwise, our wiring methods are basically the same for all voltages under 600V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garygood View Post
    What is the reason for bonding the natural and equipment grounds
    Gee, everything is either natural or organic now. Pretty soon those grounds will be gluten free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coppersmith View Post
    Gee, everything is either natural or organic now. Pretty soon those grounds will be gluten free.
    I was OT. Dang bifocals. Sorry.
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