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Old 12-30-02, 03:42 PM
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Auto-Ground

Does the auto-ground connection on devices (switches & outlets) meet the NEC code?
In other words, do I REALLY need to connect a green wire from the gound screw on the device to the metal box?
My metal boxes are all grounded with the Romex ground.
I realize the device will only be grounded when installed in the metal box....but I would never be working on the box unless the feed was off anyway.

Bill
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Old 12-30-02, 05:07 PM
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Some devices are tested and listed by UL (identified in the device instructions) to have their yolk (metal mounting part of the device) to act as a grounding means. Many devices are not listed this way and must have the ground screw from the yolk attached to the box.
 
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Old 12-30-02, 08:03 PM
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Ron,
Thanks for your response.
Still need to know if Code requires a seperate ground conductor connected to the device...or autoground is sufficient to compy.
Bill
 
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Old 12-31-02, 11:17 AM
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If the device is UL listed to utilize the yolk as the ground means to a metalic box, then no ground conductor from the recept to the box is needed.
 
 

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