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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Claudia C from California
Rebecca H from Oregon
No problems, works well. Using the hole in it and a stainless steel clamp makes attaching it to the ground wire fast and solid.
These are essential for me to use during our long dry summers for grounding. I also use them to stake down movable sheep shelters.
I started with the t grounding rods but they always end up breaking after a year or so of use and I have to get them re-welded. The cost is better for these, But I have to grind the flat bottoms into a point and put a large nail through the hole at the top in order to have a handle to pull them out.
William W from Masschusetts
Perfect for temporary ground rods. A little harder to pull out of the ground without the T handle but no breaking the T handle driving them in.
Sister M from New Hampshire
Heavy duty and easy to use!