Which of these would best describe the primary purpose of an electrical ground?
A) Increase the total power available to a computer
B) Minimize the number of power outages
C) Provides a way to run multiple devices from the same power outlet
D) Provide electrical backup
E) Divert electrical faults away from people
F) Electrical Ground is the name of my new band
The answer: E) Divert electrical faults away from people
An electrical ground is a path for electricity to take in the case of a stray voltages. The electrical ground is the best path to the Earth, so any inadvertent power would take the path through the electrical ground instead of our bodies.
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