Ground Rod and/or Connecting Pin, 3 ft
Ground rods are essential for all energizers and lightning diverters.
The ground system is an essential component of any electric fence. Ground rods guide the pulse from the soil, back into the energizer. The larger the pulse or higher the resistance of the soil (because it’s dry, sandy, or rocky), the more ground rods that are needed to collect the electrons from the soil.
This pin can also be used to attach gates, panels, orphan headgates and creep feeder gates.
- 3' long
- 1/2" diameter
- Has a head on one end
- Galvanized, will not rust or corrode
How to Use
As a ground rod:
- Energizers—allow 3 ft of rod per joule of energy released (use 3 ft rods for smaller energizers and lightning diverters. Use multiple 6 ft rods for large energizers).
- Make sure to put the ground rod all the way into the ground.
- To attach insulated wire, make an elongated "U" in the wire.
- Put the "U" against the rod and put the stainless steel ground rod clamp around it. Tighten.
As a connecting pins for attaching:
- Make sure to have the ground rod all the way into the ground
- Make sure you have a good connection to the ground rod
- Make sure to have a good connection on the energizer and fence
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Bill K from California
Good solid grounding rods. Only problem is over time the round knob breaks off.
Jennifer O from Wisconsin
I use these as grounding rods for my Premier 1 electric fences — I move fences a lot for my goats all spring and summer to have them clear different areas around my farm, and these rods are super easy to put in and take out when I need to move a fence.
Mavis K from Tennessee
Use of these pins made connecting the gate to my feeder area much easier. Was a quick fix. Pins are sturdy for the job.
James D from Texas
Square cut head ground rod is very dificult to drive into the soil.
Mark B from Iowa
Easy to drive into the ground.