connections to the chassis or frame
shall be made in an accessible location
and shall be mechanically secure. Ground
connections shall be by means of copper conductors and copper or copper-alloy terminals of the solderless type identified
for the size of wire used. The surface on which ground
terminals make contact shall be cleaned and be free from oxide or paint or shall be electrically connected
through the use of a cadmium, tin, or zinc-plated internal/external-toothed lockwasher or locking terminals. Ground
terminal attaching screws, rivets or bolts, nuts, and lockwashers shall be cadmium, tin, or zinc-plated except rivets shall be permitted to be unanodized aluminum where attaching to aluminum structures.
The chassis-grounding terminal of the battery shall be connected to the unit chassis with a minimum 8 AWG copper conductor. In the event the unbonded lead from the battery exceeds 8 AWG, the bonding conductor size shall be not less than that of the unbonded lead.