What are Ground Straps?
The purpose of ground straps are to protect people and electrical devices. Ground straps protect from electrostatic discharge (ESD). These straps reroute electric currents to a safe ground. As a result, they will protect any person who interacts with that particular electrical device. Due to providing a ground for electricity to travel in the situation of a short circuit, ground straps have the potential of saving lives.
Why Do You Need Ground Straps?
Why is grounding important? Consequently, in the instance of a short circuit within an electronic device, the electricity needs to go somewhere. Therefore, if a person is working with or on the specific device the electricity will potentially go through that person. This will result in injury or even death.
Furthermore, a ground strap provides a designated path for the electrical energy. This path leads to the safety of the ground. It is better for it to go into the ground instead of traveling through any person in proximity to the electricity.
Also, these straps can prevent electrical damage. As a result, any other devices can be affected. Therefore, this occurs if they are attached to the shorted-out device. As long as the electricity has a safe route to take away from devices or people there shouldn’t be any damage or injury.
Different Types of Ground Straps
- Mesh or grid
- Sheet or strip
- Solid Wire
- Tinned copper
- Stainless steel
- Nickel-plated materials
- Finally, Silver-plated materials
Uses of Ground Straps
A Braided Ground Strap fits multiple tasks. These tasks include bonding, straps, grounding or connecting moving parts. Furthermore, we have listed a number of grounding applications below:
- Automotive and Heavy Duty Truck
- Electrical Panel Doors and Enclosures
- Engines and Motors
- Machinery and Equipment
- Power Supplies
- Solar Panels
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