The SAF-T-ELECTRO PLATE replaces the 8' 5/8" ground rod and can be manually installed or installed by using an impact wrench.
The area surface of an 8' 5/8" ground rod is 165 square inches The area surface of the SAF-T-ELECTRO PLATE is 185 square inches.
The SAF-T-ELECTRO PLATE is screwed into the ground whereby maintaining tighter contact with the soil During installation of the ground rod, the hole is made bigger by pounding the rod into the soil reducing the amount of contact with the soil. Therefore, the SAF-T-ELECTRO PLATE obtains better grounding than the ground rod.
The installation tool comes in 1', 2' and 4' lengths to install to the depth needed and can be installed in areas where ground rods cannot - as in pad-mount transformer wells which protects the grounding conductor.
1) Can be easily installed by one person 2) Less time to install using an impact wrench 3) Will not deteriorate from electrolysis, due to the copper electro-plating process 4) Can be used for all grounding 5) The SAF-T-ELECTRO PLATE exceeds National Electric Safety Code Regulations 6) Reduces injuries to employees