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Finding grounding strap rating

  1. Jan 19, 2010 #1
    hi gents,

    need ur assitant in finding the current carrying capacity of grounding strap (braided cable)

    if the cable size is one inch or 25 mm, how can I know how much current can it handle?

    your help is highly appreciated.

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  3. Jan 19, 2010 #2


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    Look it up in the electrical wiring codes for your location.

    You could work out the voltage drop and power dissipation for a given current current - if you know the dimensions and material - but for the official capacity with the required safety factors you need the wiring codes.
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