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Connected ground required for all lighting fixtures?

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Dave Garoutte:
you can probably use a fairly light gage, as the current draw is pretty low.

David Allred:

--- Quote from: Dave Garoutte on January 10, 2024, 01:06:11 PM ---you can probably use a fairly light gage, as the current draw is pretty low.

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Probably going that route.  22 awg rates for 3 amps, only requires  1/4 amp max per drop.  Even if I need to piggyback thru a fixture in a pinch, I'll have plenty of power available.

John Roberts {JR}:
Are you asking about ignoring the "equipment safety ground"? 

What could possibly go wrong?

JR

Steve-White:

--- Quote from: John Roberts {JR} on January 10, 2024, 07:34:21 PM ---Are you asking about ignoring the "equipment safety ground"? 

What could possibly go wrong?

JR

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+1 on this one - do not omit ground wire.  Never ever.

Chris Hindle:
You can be sure that if the manufacturer didn't NEED to use 3 wire, they would have used 2.
To me, it's as simple as that. Liability, safety, and insurance issues down the road are a scary thing to deal with if you don't have to.
Chris.

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