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The general earthing system connects the different parts of an electrical installation with the surface conductor of the Earth to guarantee security and functionality.
In an electrical installation, the soil itself provides equipotentialization for all of the metallic parts so that there are no differences in potential between each other. This is carried out in order to guarantee the safety of people and equipment from any possible defects in the actual facilities.
The earthing or grounding system is the heart of any electrical installation. The safety of the people and equipment connected to it depends on its design, its execution and its condition, as the excess current will flow to earth, preventing personal injury and failure of the electrical components connected to it.