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IEVref:826-14-13ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: earth fault
Synonym1: ground fault (US)
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Definition: occurrence of an accidental conductive path between a live conductor and the Earth

NOTE 1 – The conductive path can pass through a faulty insulation, through structures (e.g. poles, scaffoldings, cranes, ladders), or through vegetation (e.g. trees, bushes) and have a significant impedance.

NOTE 2 – A conductive part between a conductor which may, for operational reasons, not be earthed and the Earth is also considered to be an earth fault.


Publication date:2004-08
Source:195-04-14
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