Because there is only a single word difference between copper clad ground rod and copper clad ground electrode, many people think that there is no big difference between the two products, and they often do not distinguish them when they are used. In fact, this is a wrong idea, and there is still a big difference between the two materials.
The ground electrode, as we call it, is a group of conductive elements placed in the ground or sea water, that is, the conductor or combination of several conductors buried in the ground to connect with the ground. It can provide a low resistance path between the DC circuit and the ground, as well as the ability to pass through the current continuously in a certain period of time. The ground electrode is the electrode fully contacting with the ground to realize the connection with the ground. In the lightning protection project, the ground electrode is made of several 2m and 1.5m-long copper clad ground rods, which are nailed to the trench bottom of 800mm depth, and then led out by copper clad steel stranded wire or bare copper wire.
The copper clad ground rod is an individual, and the conductor formed by connecting multiple copper clad ground rods becomes the copper clad ground electrode, that is to say, compared with the copper clad ground electrode, the copper clad ground rod is smaller and the copper clad ground electrode is greater. Copper clad ground electrode is the general term for copper clad metal grounding materials. Of course, their applications are almost the same. Both copper clad ground rod and copper clad ground electrode are used in copper clad grounding materials.
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