- Galvanized 3' Ground Rod with T-Handle
- Corrosion resistant
- Ideal for portable systems
- Designed for All Hot or Hot/Ground systems
Did you know that 80% of electric fence problems are caused by improper grounding? The grounding system in an electric fence setup is very important as it allows the completion of the electric circuit, which results in an animal receiving a shock.
The "T" handle on this ground rod makes it easy to
move in a temporary fencing application.
Standard ground rod shown above with the "T" handle.
|Always use galvanized ground rods. Rusty or corroded stakes will not work. Copper components, for example, can cause electrolysis and eventually corrode the system's connections. Always use a quality galvanized clamp for ground rod AND fence wire connections. |
There are several other factors to consider when installing ground rods:
1. The 188.8.131.52 Rule. This general rule suggests that you use a minimum of THREE galvanized ground rods, placed in the ground TEN feet apart from each other, each SIX feet long (underground) and connected by ONE continuous wire. It is preferable to install the grounding system as close as possible to the energizer. However, if the ground in the immediate vicinity is unsuitable due to stones, etc. install it in the closest most suitable ground and ensure the ground rods are connected to the energizer with cable or wire, making sure the connection is tight.
A simple guide is one ground rod for every five joules of stored energy with a minimum of three ground rods.
2. Soil Conditions. Soil that is very dry or sandy will not conduct electric current as effectively as clay or slightly moist soil. The number of ground rods will vary depending on the power of the energizer and the soil type. High powered energizers need more states than low powered energizers, dry soils need more stakes than wet soils.
3. Keep away from 110V power supplies. The ground system should be at least 33' away from any 110V power supply ground, underground telephone or power cables.