why are neutral and ground tied together?

Why Neutrals & Grounds are Connected in a Main Panel

As mentioned previously, a grounded conductor (the neutral) & an equipment ground serve different purposes & carry different currents. The only place the neutral is connected to the equipment ground is in the service entrance, isolating the two everywhere else. The reason it’s done this way is for your protection.

Why Do We BOND Neutral & Ground in ELECTRICAL SERVICE PANELS?

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