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European Grounding Requirements

European Grounding Requirements

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Can someone direct me to a standard or code that outlines the grounding requirements for industrial equipment in Europe?  I know that sounds pretty broad but it would be 230 volt, single phase, less than 5 amps.

RE: European Grounding Requirements

Not a simple question to Answer. In the UK the IEE Wiring BS 7671 are the document. These are based on IEC 60364 with national variations. Most European countries have there own standards based on IEC 60364.
So the first question is which country are you interested in?
There are three main earthin systems TT TN & IT. In the UK TN is most common with IT in Hospital Operating theatre, rail signalling, and some marine application.
So where will the equipment be used.
For some portable appliances no earth is required if they are double insulated.
In all case you are required to keep the potential touch voltage within limits.
If you can provide more information I may be able to help further

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