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asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th April, 2020

What is a good ohm reading for a ground?

The NFPA and IEEE recommend a ground resistance value of 5 ohms or less while the NEC has stated to “Make sure that system impedance to ground is less than 5 ohms specified in NEC 50.56. In facilities with sensitive equipment it should be 5ohms or less.”

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Similarly one may ask, what is a good earth ground reading?

Ideally a ground should be of zero ohms resistance. However, the NFPA and IEEE have recom- mended a ground resistance value of 5.0 ohms or less. The NEC has stated to “Make sure that system impedance to ground is less than 25 ohms specified in NEC 250.56.

Similarly, how can we improve poor earthing? Another way to lower earth resistivity is to treat the soil with a salt, such as copper sulfate, magnesium sulfate, or sodium chloride. Combined with moisture, the salts leach into the soil to reduce earth resistivity. However, this inexpensive process can also cause problems.

Secondly, what is a good Megger reading?

Anything reading between 2 megohms and 1000 megohms is usually considered a good reading, unless other problems have been noted.

Is one ground rod enough?

According to the National Electrical Code, or NEC, a ground system should have a grounding resistance of 25 ohms or less. Achieving this may require more than one ground rod.

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