Previously, we observed that Art. 200 refers you to Art. 100 for the definitions of three terms that include the word grounding. Before looking at those definitions, let’s address the concept of grounding.
In the NEC, “grounding” is often to mean different things:
• Connecting to the earth (the soil). This is the Art. 100 definition.
• Providing an equipotential plane for equipment, as in “equipment grounding conductor.” This is