Ground Straps: The Official Ground Strap Resource Guide

Ground Straps

Researching Ground Straps? Well, you have come to the right place. 

As a Ground Strap Manufacturer since 1985, we have a saying when it comes to Ground Straps: When in Doubt – Ground It! 

We love keeping our customers grounded. Ground Straps keep you and your customers from harm’s way. 

That is why we take such pride in the products we produce. 

At Falconer Electronics, we manufacture thousands upon thousands of Braided Ground Straps for all sorts of amazing customers. 

Below includes several examples as you continue researching which size works best for you: 

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You will find our Braided Ground Straps (also called Grounding Straps) and Ground Wires at: 

  • Large OEM’s
  • Custom Manufacturers 
  • Fortune 500 Companies 
  • Machine Shops 
  • Electrical and Industrial Equipment Manufacturers 

You can also find Falconer Electronics Braided Ground Straps and Wires in a wide variety of industries such as: 

  • Aerospace & Aircraft 
  • ATM Machines
  • Auto & Trucking 
  • Chemical 
  • Electronics
  • Locomotive
  • Medical
  • Oil  
  • Retail Fixtures and Displays 
  • Solar 

Falconer Electronics has been producing Heavy Duty Ground Straps in the USA since 1985. 

Our team decided to create this Resource Guide on Ground Straps as a helpful tool to assist with your buying decisions. 

Purpose of Ground Straps

First off, let’s discuss the purpose of Ground Straps. 

Do Ground Straps play a critical role with electrical devices, equipment and people?

Absolutely!

A ground strap protects you, the people around you and even your investments from electrostatic discharge (ESD).

How?

Ground Straps protect all of us from unwanted electrical shocks and surges by rerouting electric currents to a safe Earth ground.

The purpose of ground straps is to protect individuals and equipment by serving as that safe path to ground.

Ground Straps prevent electrical damage which occurs with a short circuit or surge. 

In the instance of a short circuit or surge, the electricity needs to go somewhere.

A person working with or on the specific device has potential for an electric current discharge to pass through them resulting in an injury or even death.

Electrical devices and equipment have the potential for an electric current discharge to overload circuits, overheat wires and possibly be completely destroyed.

A ground strap provides a designated and safe path for electrical energy to flow to ground without harm.

By providing a path to ground, electricity can travel safely, minimizing injuries and potentially save lives.

Therefore, Ground Straps = Life Savers

The only caution, Life Savers actually taste better than our Ground Straps. Oh well. 

Ground Strap Uses 

  • Automotive and Heavy Duty Truck
  • Electrical Panel Doors and Enclosures
  • Engines and Motors
  • Generators
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Power Supplies
  • Solar Panels
  • Transformers
  • Vehicles

Different Types of Ground Straps 

Types:

  • Braided
  • Mesh or grid
  • Sheet or strip
  • Solid Wire

Material Types:

  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Tinned copper
  • Stainless steel
  • Nickel-plated materials
  • Finally, Silver-plated materials

Options to Purchase Ground Straps 

The team at Falconer Electronics strives to make it as easy as possible for you to purchase heavy duty Ground Straps. 

We work relentlessly to make the purchasing process for you FAST & EASY. 

Rather you need one ground strap to fit a prototype that you are working on or your business needs a monthly delivery of ground straps, we have you covered. 

Below includes 3 options for your convenience to purchase Ground Straps: 

  1. In Stock Selection of Ground Straps
  2. Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder 
  3. Submit a Drawing or Bill of Materials 

Let’s take a deeper look at each option……

In Stock Selection of Ground Straps 

Braided Ground Straps

 

 

With decades of experience with producing Ground Strap in the U.S., a variety of specific sizes seem to suit a number of customer projects. 

Therefore, we decided to stock those exact sizes for speed and convenience to meet customer needs. 

Click Here to View our In-Stock Selection of Heavy Duty Ground Straps 

The selection of Braided Ground Straps measures 1/4″ or 1/2″ in width. 

Options for lengths include 4″, 8″, 12″, or 20″ which seem to fit most customer projects. 

Options for connectors include 1/4″ or 1/2″. 

Purchase the size and quantity that works best for your project. 

Add each item into the shopping cart. Once purchased, you can expect to see your order arrive within a few days. 

FAST & EASY! 

Build Your Own Custom Ground Strap

Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder 

 

If your project requires certain sizes of Ground Straps that you do not see in our in-stock selection, no problem.

We can customize your Ground Strap that fits the exact needs for your project. 

You can build your very own Custom Ground Strap on our exciting proprietary software program: Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder 

Wouldn’t it be great if you could build your own custom Ground Strap? 

Create the exact size that you need? 

In addition, wouldn’t it be extremely helpful and convenient to build your ground strap on an easy-to-use software program? 

Then be able to receive a quote immediately? 

Doesn’t it sound fantastic to NOT have to wait day upon days for a response to your RFQ? 

Sounds too good to be true, right? 

Well, your wishes have come true. 

The Falconer Electronics Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder provides a price to you IMMEDIATELY.  No waiting!

The quote shows up in your email within seconds of finishing the QuoteBuilding process. 

The entire process takes less then 1 minute. 

You also have the option to convert your quote into an immediate purchase through the Falconer Electronics eCommerce store. 

How is that for convenience? 

Check out this video to learn more about the Falconer Electronics Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder:

Ground Strap QuoteBuilder: Takes Only 60 Seconds or Less 

The Falconer Electronics Ground Strap QuoteBuilder takes 6 simple steps. 

In addition, the entire process takes literally 60 seconds or less. 

Below includes each step with building your Ground Strap: 

  1. First, the program asks if your Ground Strap requires RoHS compliance. 
  2. Next, the program asks for the Width of your Ground Strap and the Length. 
  3. The next step allows you to select which size Terminal for each end of the Ground Strap. 
  4. At this stage, you select the Orientation of the Terminal.
  5. Lastly, you enter the number of Ground Straps for your quote.

At the end of completing the Ground Strap QuoteBuilder, simply hit “Submit”. Viola! 

Check your email and the quote will be waiting for you. 

FAST & EASY! 

Submit a Drawing of Your Ground Strap  

 

If you do not see the exact components necessary to complete your project on the Ground Strap QuoteBuilder, let’s proceed to another option. 

Do you have a drawing of your Ground Strap? 

If you have a drawing or diagram of your Ground Strap along with all specifications, our team can get the ball rolling. 

Our expert staff will work with you on creating the perfect Ground Strap that best fits your project. 

Our engineering team reviews every drawing submitted to ensure the proper parts and components are sourced correctly. 

Then our purchasing department searches the highest quality and most competitive pricing for your Ground Strap. 

Take advantage of our purchasing power with vendors. 

In many cases, we already have the parts or components in stock that your project requires. 

If not, we have a vast supplier network to quickly order your necessary parts to complete your project. 

No Drawing? No Problem

If you do not have a drawing of you Ground Strap, we can work around that as well. 

Simply submit the Bill of Materials (BOM) for your Ground Straps. 

With the BOM in hand, our engineering staff can take it from there. 

We can even create a drawing for you. 

Our engineering team will work closely with you to match the exact Ground Strap that fits your needs. 

Create a Competitive Advantage for Your Company

Some companies attempt to manufacturer their own products or parts even when they lack the knowledge, resources or expertise to do so. 

Typically, this is not a winning formula. Unless you have the ability to get up to speed quickly. 

Otherwise, you find yourself exhausting time, energy and most importantly money on tasks that fall out of your wheelhouse. 

The buzz phrase that comes to mind: “Stay in your lane”. 

Create a healthy competitive advantage for you and your team. 

Partner with the company that is “best in class” at what they do. 

This allows you to focus on what you do best, which is to produce and sell amazing products. 

Teaming up with product experts simply puts you and your company in a position of strength. 

Take advantage of the economies of scale that the custom manufacturer or widget expert offers your company. 

Outsourcing to industry leaders offers tremendous benefits including: 

  • Purchasing power
  • Systems and processes in place 
  • Equipment and tools 
  • Seasoned and skilled staff 
  • Experience and expertise 
  • Engineering 
  • Inventory management 

Small Quantities of Ground Straps 

Working on a prototype? Developing a new product? Just need a handful of Ground Straps to launch your new creation. 

We’ve got your back!  

Our team has the privilege of working with numerous startups as well as decades-old companies who are developing new products. 

Unfortunately, going back to the “drawing board” is a common occurrence.

Even though computers long ago replaced the “drawing board”, the concept still remains the same. 

We work closely with each and every client to help perfect their new product design. 

Our team considers ourselves an extension of your company.

In addition to playing cheerleaders rooting you on to success, we also stand by your side helping you to get the ball in the end zone. 

Falconer Electronics has the resources and most importantly the flexibility to accommodate small quantities. 

We love watching a new project heading down the runway. Then….takes flight. Awesome! 

In other cases, customers need replacements for worn out ground straps. 

Our selection of In-Stock Ground Straps serves as a quick fix for business owners, engineers or individuals looking for small quantities. 

You can also utilize the Ground Strap QuoteBuilder to build a custom Ground Strap that exactly suits your project. 

Large Quantities of Ground Straps 

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Looking for weekly shipments? Monthly deliveries? Blanket orders? 

We have you covered there as well. 

Suppliers serve as an extension of your business.

It is critical to team up with vendors that can handle your volume as well as meet your quality expectations. 

Especially when it comes to Ground Straps. Every Ground Strap must meet IPC standards. 

Bottom line: It boils down to trust! 

If you need 1000 units per week or 10,000 per month, finding a reliable partner plays a crucial role in your success. One missed delivery can stop an entire production line. This leads to costing your company plenty of money and grief. 

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On a side note, looking to stay “Grounded” during times of stress? Check out this article from Harvard Business Review: “A Simple Way to Stay Grounded in Stressful Moments”.