Confusion between these terms can, and does, produce lethal outcomes. Article 100 of the NEC clearly distinguishes between them: Neutral: A conductor that is intended to carry current under normal conditions and is connected to the neutral point. It is typically, but not necessarily, the grounded conductor. Ground: The earth. Bond: A connection that establishes electrical continuity and connectivity. Metallic raceway is not intended to carry current under normal conditions. So, ...

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