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Can a neutral terminal be used as an equipment ground terminal?

Issue:
Application

Product Line:
QO and Homeline Load Center

Environment:
Application

Cause:
Clarification

Resolution:
It depends upon the application in which the load center is used.
If the load center is installed as the point Service Entrance, the neutral is field bonded to the enclosure and any unused neutral terminals may be used to terminate branch ground wires.
If the load center is installed as a sub-panel, the neutral is not bonded to the enclosure and all branch ground wires must be terminated into an equipment ground bar.


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