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Bonding conductor Connection... #102632
07/09/06 01:45 AM
07/09/06 01:45 AM
Cinner  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 78
Kelowna, B.C., Canada
Is it O.K. to bring a 3/0 ground wire into a transformer through a 3/4" hole on the side of the Tx with a plastic bushing (no connector). It is not in a cable...just a 3/0 wire alone?

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Re: Bonding conductor Connection... #102633
07/13/06 04:42 PM
07/13/06 04:42 PM
RobbieD  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 231
Sure you can but if there is a chance of someone getting snagged on the ground wire and pulling on it I would use a connector just to keep it secure.

Re: Bonding conductor Connection... #102634
07/13/06 09:05 PM
07/13/06 09:05 PM
crash  Offline
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 147
Calgary Canada
RobbieD I believe you are refering to rule 12-3024(1)(b).

Re: Bonding conductor Connection... #102635
07/26/06 12:22 PM
07/26/06 12:22 PM
mikesh  Offline
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 613
Victoria, BC, Canada
The ground wire must have a connector and I would suggest a metal one to ensure good electrical connection to the case. In a High fault or lightning strike it is possible that the loose wire could move also the possibility exists that the bushing would make the case a choke and oppose the flow of current.


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