Electrical Earthing or Grounding Method for Road Lighting



A. Earthing Cables: Separate protective earthing cables for lighting column circuits are to be run with power circuit, terminated at LV supply position in lighting control panel and looped into column earthing terminals. The last column is to be bonded via an earthing bolt to a single 16 mm diameter stainless steel rod, 3.6 m long, driven into ground adjacent to column. Bonding is to be 16 mm2 stranded bare copper conductor.



B. Connections between rods and earthing conductors are to be made by the Cadweld process producing a fused joint. Bolted connections may be used for connection to removable items of equipment only.