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Floating vs Bonded Neutrals


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Default Re: Floating vs Bonded Neutrals

I'm no electrician, not by a long shot, but...

My understanding is basically what armanh states. The thing that most people seem fixated on is grounds when in fact it's the neutrals that are the most critical (or so that is how I've read it- Mike Holt's site is extremely valuable).

I have my generator's neutral unbonded, passes through to my main electrical panell (which has an interlock kit).
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I'm no electrician, not by a long shot, but...

My understanding is basically what armanh states. The thing that most people seem fixated on is grounds when in fact it's the neutrals that are the most critical (or so that is how I've read it- Mike Holt's site is extremely valuable).

I have my generator's neutral unbonded, passes through to my main electrical panell (which has an interlock kit).
Then, in my opinion, you have it right. I think Mike Holt is good, but he is occasionally wrong!
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Then, in my opinion, you have it right. I think Mike Holt is good, but he is occasionally wrong!
Maybe personally he gets something wrong but I can't point to any wrong info on the site or else they would change it. Can you point to something you disagree with? I think he is one of the most carefully thought-out sources of information out there.
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Interesting conversation. Is it not true that one can have as many GROUNDS from the generator frame to earth (ground rod, for instance) as one wants (this would be the GREEN wire), but ONLY ONE ""neutral to ground" connection (this would be the WHITE wire), at the main entrance panel? None of the load wires (L1, L2, N) are in any way connected AT the generator TO the generator frame; only at the "neutral to ground" connection (or bond, if you prefer). zuhnc
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Canadian Electrical Code Book 2018.

Rule 10-212 and 10-214.

See attached photo.

This is for grounding.

I am still reading about the bonding.

Hope you can read it. I took photo with phone.
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More Info.

Don't know if it will help or not. It's a dry read the code book is.

If anybody want more info from the CSA 2018 Electrical Code Book PM me and I will try to get you the sections you want.
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