Earth bonding a double insulated device?
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DanC1
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Earth bonding a double insulated device?

by DanC1 » Sun May 05, 2024 1:39 pm

I am replacing a luminaire (light fitting). The new fitting is double insulated and the instructions include the requirement 'This light fitting is Double Insulated [[]] and must not be earthed' It has a plastic outer case but internally there is a metal plate (presumably to reflect the light from the bulb). My question is: Why is the requirement stated as a 'must not be earthed'? I understand why it need not be earthed, but what would be the issue with earthing this metal plate?

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Re: Earth bonding a double insulated device?

by Mr White » Sun May 05, 2024 6:43 pm

Why would you want to do such a thing?

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