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#127028 - 03/27/01 06:34 PM GEC
Steve T Offline

Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 312
Loc: Oak Park, IL, USA
I understand the purpose of the GEC as it relates to setting the neutral to ground potential for safety, but I do not understand the theories of limiting voltages if a higher voltage was applied to the secondary lines such as lightning or primaries contacting secondaries. Could someone give a clear explanation of how this works?

#127029 - 03/28/01 11:33 AM Re: GEC
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
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this is a good Q, what if?.... I would venture to say that a solid GEC with many points to earth would serve to bleed off a heavy fault better. the scenario could, with specifics given as to what primary connecting to what secondary, be expanded on here.


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