Bond / Bonding / Bonded

By: Dusty Arlia
Published on March 7, 2012
Last Updated on Sunday, July 05, 2015 at 8:59 PM
Total Updates: 5

Bonding means to connect two electrical conductors together to establish electrical continuity. In practice, bonding usually means electrically connecting all exposed metallic non-current carrying items in a room or building as protection from electric shock. If a failure of electrical insulation occurs, all bonded metal objects in the room will have substantially the same electrical potential, so that an occupant of the room cannot touch two objects with significantly different potentials. Even if the connection to a distant earth ground is lost, the occupant will be protected from dangerous potential differences (i.e. voltages).

Also, you should electrically bond all your electrical systems. Here is a list of electrical systems you should bond:

By connecting communication systems and power systems together minimizes equipment damage due to the potential differences between the systems.