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Discussion in 'Photovoltaics' started by bcps, Jun 10, 2007.

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  1. bcps

    bcps Guest

    As my system grows and I start adding more appliances, grounding is
    becomming more of a concern. I presently have no ground at all. Not a big
    deal, when everything is double insulated and doesn't even have a 3rd prong
    on the plug anyway - but if I do add something like a microwave, things
    could get a tad dangerous.

    I am not hooked up to the apartment wiring - everything is directly
    connected to my ungrounded inverter which is close to the floor by my front
    door. Various scenarios could occur - including flooding and lightning.
    I'm wondering - rather than drive a 6 foot pole into the ground, couldn't I
    just run a wire from the ground lug on my inverter to the ground of the
    electrical outlet in the apartment?

    Speaking of lightning, shouldn't I also be running a ground wire to the
    frame of my panels?
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