Most of the electrical appliances in our homes need to be earthed. This is because they are connected to the mains supply, which is itself earthed. Earthing an electrical appliance means connecting it to the ground, or earth, so that any stray electricity can be safely discharged into the ground rather than into the user.

Why is earthing essential?

Earthing is essential for the safety of users of electrical appliances. It helps to prevent electric shocks by providing a path for any stray electricity to discharge into the ground.

Without earthing, electrical appliances would be much more dangerous to use. So, if you have any electrical appliances in your home, make sure they are properly earthed.