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Working on stolen copper replacement - 350/3 GGC #194119
05/11/10 01:20 PM
05/11/10 01:20 PM
Grover  Offline OP
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Sebago, ME, USA
Thieves got a bunch of copper - 15 runs in all - 2 runs are type GGC. Unfamiliar to me.

Can someone make me smarter about the GGC application? Has 2 ground wires, and a smaller "check wire".

Thanks!

Grov

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Re: Working on stolen copper replacement - 350/3 GGC [Re: Grover] #194120
05/11/10 09:06 PM
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Re: Working on stolen copper replacement - 350/3 GGC [Re: Tesla] #194127
05/12/10 03:16 PM
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Grover  Offline OP
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Thanks for comment. I know it's mining cable, and EXPENSIVE, What I'm looking for is how it's used for ground check....

Grov

Re: Working on stolen copper replacement - 350/3 GGC [Re: Grover] #194128
05/12/10 04:25 PM
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The ground check cable is used in conjunction with a meter to determine if the grounding path has become impaired due to mechanical action/ pulling tension.

The logic is similar to a hospital setting: the grounding path must be perfect at all times to avoid a catastrophic spark.

The pdf lists the ohms per foot of the various cables. Any deviations from factory spec indicate a degraded grounding path. Continuous monitoring from the source end would permit the circuit to be de-energized the instant something went awry.



Tesla
Re: Working on stolen copper replacement - 350/3 GGC [Re: Tesla] #194178
05/14/10 11:04 AM
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Grover  Offline OP
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Hi Tesla

Didn't see the PDF you referred to, but I think I've got the concept - sorta like a GFI on steroids:-)

Thanks!


Grov


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