The Merlin Earth
Bonding Point is intended to be installed in commercial kitchens where
separate contiguous earth linking of free-standing, portable or
mobile appliances is required. Rather than rely on the integral
earth path through the power supply plug, the Merlin Earth
Bonding Point provides a 1.8m flexible lead suitable for connection
to appliance or trolley. This lead provides a low resistance, 16 sq mm
connection, through the Point, to the building's earthing system,
thereby reducing the risk to personnel from the dangers of
electric shock while working in damp or wet conditions.
The flying earth lead can be easily connected or removed using the integral screw fitting which can be tightened or released with the thumb-wheel provided. No tools are necessary.
The Point itself is designed to be installed in a conventional single gang 35mm deep recessed backing box. The materials used for the integrated busbar are of the highest quality to ensure long life and, of course, total reliability. The face plate, which can be provided in either white plastic or stainless steel (at additional cost), is clearly engraved so that the purpose of the Point is apparent to all users who can then make the connection in seconds!
Installation can be simplified by ensuring that the earth loop embedded in the wall is offset vertically as indicated in the photograph by arranging that one conduit aligns with the knock-out in the backing box above the centre line, and the other aligns with the knock-out situated below the centre line. This simple step makes attaching the cable ends to the yoke much less troublesome.