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What is the Purpose of a Ground Rod?

A ground rod is designed to stabilize voltages from the power source and to dissipate a static discharge (usually lightning) to earth. The earth ground conductor should never carry current under normal use, unless a ground fault, or lost neutral connection occurs.

AC current seeks a path back to its source (the generator supply from the utility) through transformers. CD static discharges (lightning) will seek a path back to earth or cloud where it began. When current finds its own path, or a path not intentionally made through a proper grounding system, it will pass through buildings and equipment and become destructive.

Contact Reliant Electric Works Inc if you would like a ground rod installed. (802) 992-1742.