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chapter 5

chapter 6

  5.1 - The earthing principle 5.6 - Protective multiple earthing (PME)
  5.2 - Earthing Systems 5.7 - Earthed concentric wiring
  5.3 - Earth fault loop impedance 5.8 - Other protection methods
5.4 - Protective conductors 5.9 - Residual current devices (RCDs)
5.5 - Earth electrodes

5.10 - Combined functional and protective

5.2.2 - TT systems

This arrangement covers installations not provided with an earth terminal by the Electricity Supply Company. Thus it is the method employed by most (usually rural) installations fed by an overhead supply. Neutral and earth (protective) conductors must be kept quite separate throughout the installation, with the final earth terminal connected to an earth electrode (see {5.5}) by means of an earthing conductor.

Effective earth connection is sometimes difficult. Because of this, socket outlet circuits must be protected by a residual current device (RCD) with an operating current of 30 mA {5.9}. {Fig 5.4} shows the arrangement of a TT earthing system.

Fig 5.4 - TT earthing system


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Extracted from The Electricians Guide Fifth Edition
by John Whitfield

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