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Electrical Grounding and Bonding, 6E
(2020 NEC)



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Electrical Grounding and Bonding, 6E

6th Edition
Phil Simmons

Updated to the 2020 NEC

Learn the essentials of electrical grounding and bonding. Based upon the 2020 NEC

Practical, user-friendly and updated to reflect the 2020 National Electrical Code®, Simmons' ELECTRICAL GROUNDING AND BONDING, Sixth Edition delivers complete coverage of grounding and bonding requirements in both Article 250 and Chapter 5 of the NEC®.

Detailed explanations, real-world examples and full-color illustrations help readers master and apply key electrical concepts, such as calculating conductor sizes, reading and interpreting NEC tables, using grounded conductor connections in DC and AC systems, managing installations and sizing, and applying "green" practices for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Providing exhaustive explanations of concepts and requirements in the NEC, it is ideal for students in degree programs, professional training, apprenticeships through Independent Electrical Contractors and electrical training ALLIANCE (formerly NJATC) courses.


  • Engaging explanations, realistic examples and step-by-step instructions to help readers understand, apply and master the fundamentals of electrical grounding and bonding.

  • Updated content covers understanding when electrical systems are required to be grounded, calculating conductor sizes for grounding and bonding, reading and interpreting NEC® tables, using grounded conductor connections in DC and AC systems, managing installations and sizing, and so much more.

  • In addition to current regulations and requirements, the text offers detailed insight on emerging industry trends and practices, including methods and materials designed to promote energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

New to this Edition:
  • This updated edition reflects the 2020 National Electrical Code® and current best practices, giving readers easy access to the latest, most accurate information related to relevant industry codes and standards.
  • Includes comprehensive, up-to-the-minute coverage of grounding and bonding requirements in both Article 250 and Chapter 5 of the 2020 NEC®.
  • Additional coverage is provided for safety in health care facilities as well as for floating buildings, marinas and boatyards -- equipping students with the skills they need for real-world practice.
  • A wealth of resources included in the Appendices provides opportunities for readers to expand their understanding behind many of the requirements in the NEC that are related to grounding and bonding.
  • Got questions? Connect with the author. Phil Simmons is available to help answer your questions and provide solutions via email.


Introduction to Grounding and Bonding


System Grounding

Grounding Electrode System and Grounding Electrode Conductor

Enclosure, Raceway, and Service Cable Connections


Equipment Grounding and Equipment Grounding Conductors

Methods of Equipment Grounding

Grounding of Specific Equipment Covered in Chapter 5 of the NEC®

Appendix A: Some Fundamentals of Equipment-Grounding Circuit Design.

Appendix B: Investigation and Testing of Footing-Type Grounding Electrodes for Electrical Installations

Appendix C: Understanding Ground Resistance Testing

Appendix D: Report of Research on Conduit Fitting Ground-Fault Current.

Pages - 8-1/2 x 11 in.


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