Mecatraction FClip Earth Bonding Clip For Basket Cable Trays

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An earth bonding clip, also known as an earth clamp, grounding clip, or bonding jumper, is a device used in electrical systems to securely connect metallic pipes and other conductive parts to the earth ground. This connection is crucial for safety, as it ensures that any fault current (a sudden surge of electrical current due to a fault in the circuit) can be safely directed into the earth, minimizing the risk of electric shock or fire.

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SKU Capacity Material Type Finish Pack Size Weight
Thumbnail 7341982 6 to 10 mm2 Steel Clip for Wire Ø 3 to 5 mm Tin Plated 40 15.4
Thumbnail 7341980 16 to 35 mm Steel Clip for Wire Ø 3 to 5 mm Tin Plated 40 15.4

General Features

  • Equipotential bonding for uninsulated earthing conductors from 16 to 35 mm2.
  • No tools are required.
  • Fixing time is approximately 5 times faster than traditional methods

Earth bonding clips are commonly used in plumbing and heating systems where metallic pipes are present. These systems can accidentally become live with electrical current due to a fault in an appliance or in the electrical wiring of a building. By bonding these pipes to the earth, it ensures that the path of least resistance for electrical current is to the ground, rather than through a person who might touch the pipes.

These clips are designed to ensure a reliable and durable connection between the conductive material and the grounding wire. They are typically made from materials that are both conductive and resistant to corrosion, such as brass or copper, to maintain a good connection over time. The design and size of the earth bonding clip can vary depending on the application, including the size of the pipes or conductive materials to be bonded, and the environmental conditions where they will be used.

Equipotential bonding, also known as electrical bonding, is a safety technique used in electrical installations to minimize the risk of electric shock. It involves creating a common ground connection between various exposed conductive parts and extraneous conductive parts of an electrical system, ensuring they all have the same electrical potential. This means that, under normal or fault conditions, there should be no significant difference in electrical potential between these parts, which greatly reduces the risk of electrical shock to humans.

The concept is crucial in both residential and commercial settings for several reasons:

  1. Safety: By ensuring that all conductive parts are at the same potential, equipotential bonding prevents voltage differences that could lead to electric shocks when touched. This is particularly important in areas with high moisture levels, such as bathrooms and kitchens, where the risk of electric shock is increased.

  2. Protecting Equipment: Equipotential bonding can also help protect electrical appliances and installations from potential damage caused by electrical faults. By providing a clear path to earth, it can help ensure that fault currents are safely discharged, preventing damage to the electrical system and connected devices.

  3. Compliance with Regulations: Many countries have electrical codes that require equipotential bonding in certain areas of electrical installations, particularly in locations where there's a higher risk of electric shock. Compliance with these regulations is not only a matter of safety but also a legal requirement.

Equipotential bonding is achieved through the use of bonding conductors, earth bonding bars, and other components designed to securely connect electrical installations to the earth. The process typically involves connecting metal water pipes, gas pipes, heating systems, and other metallic infrastructure to the main earthing terminal of the building. This creates a network of conductive paths that lead safely to the ground, ensuring that no part of the installation becomes electrically isolated and potentially dangerous.

In summary, equipotential bonding is a fundamental safety measure in electrical installations, aimed at reducing the risk of electric shock by ensuring that all conductive components within a specific area are at the same electrical potential.

    • Weight
      15.4 g
    • SKU
    • HS Commodity Codes
  • Manufacturer
    MECATRACTION is a subsidiary of the SICAME Group
  • Country of Origin
  • Capacity
    6 to 10 mm2, 16 to 35 mm
  • Material
    Steel, Not Applicable
  • Type
    Clip for Wire Ø 3 to 5 mm, Not Applicable
  • Finish
    Tin Plated, Not Applicable
  • Pack Size
    40, Not Applicable