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Making Ground Straps that customers can’t refuse. That is our mission here at Falconer Electronics. 

Due to popular demand, we expanded our line of Braided Ground Straps

Therefore, borrowing this line from one of the most famous movie quotes of all time just seems to fit: “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” 

Can you name that movie?

If you are above a certain age, odds are you know the exact the name of this classic. 

Here you go…………

 

New Ground Strap Selection 

Making Ground Straps

It is SHOCKING as well as ELECTRIFYING how sales for our SIZZLING Braided Ground Straps just keep EXPLODING (so sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves). 

Benefits include: 

  • Lowest Prices Available Online 
  • Superior Quality 
  • Buy Direct from Manufacturer 
  • RoHS Compliant (lead-free) 
  • 1 Year Warranty 

Excitingly we recently added several new sizes to our arsenal of Industrial Ground Straps.

Below includes a few of the new additions to our Ground Strap Family

Lets take a look at these new sizes 

Ground Straps Available on Amazon 

Prefer making purchases on Amazon? No problem!! 

Making Ground Straps for Amazon is a BLAST (sorry, we did it again). 

Check out our NEW Braided Ground Strap selection available on Amazon at these links below: 

Wrapping It Up 

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Famous Ground Strap

Today, let’s discuss “Almost Famous” Ground Strap Quotes that didn’t quite make it. 

You may not have realized how prevalent of a role that Ground Straps have played in movies over the years. 

However, when it came time for filming, many lines changed prior to final cut. 

Unfortunately, in most cases Ground Straps were cut out of numerous classic movies. 

For example, are you familiar with this line: “Ground Straps? We ain’t got no Ground Straps! We don’t need no Ground Straps!”

~The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948

For some unknown reason they changed the lines to say “badges” instead of Ground Straps

Obviously this is deeply disappointing and we are not exactly sure why these lines were changed. 

Well, as they say in the movies, the rest is history (at least it seems like they say that). 

In reality, we have an extensive list of our favorite movies……..that originally were meant to include Famous Ground Strap Quotes which unfortunately changed. 

A little Trivia for you…..can you name the movie from the quotes below….(which were all SUPPOSED to say “Ground Straps“)? 

Famous Ground Strap Quotes (that never were) 

  1. “SHOW ME THE GROUND STRAPS”. 
  2. “Life is like a box of Ground Straps.”
  3. “May the Ground Strap be with you.” 
  4. “Go ahead, make my Ground Strap.”
  5. “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a Ground Strap.” 
  6. “I’m going to make him a Ground Strap that he can’t refuse.”
  7. “I love the smell of Ground Straps in the morning.”
  8. “Strap. Ground Strap.” 
  9. “You’re going to need a bigger Ground Strap.”
  10. “Houston, we have a Ground Strap.”
  11. “Yo, Ground Strap.”
  12. “Hasta la vista Ground Strap.”
  13. “Ground Straps my dear Watson.” 
  14. “Nobody puts Ground Straps in the corner.” 
  15. “I’m king of the Ground Straps.”
  16. “You’re killing me, Ground Straps.”
  17. “Here is looking at you Ground Strap.”
  18. “I see Ground Straps.”
  19. “Ground Straps, for lack of a better word, is good.” 
  20. “Keep your friends close, but your Ground Straps closer.” 

 

Answers: 

  1. Jerry Maguire
  2. Forest Gump 
  3. Star Wars 
  4. Sudden Impact 
  5. Gone with the Wind 
  6. The Godfather 
  7. Apocalypse Now 
  8. James Bond 
  9. Jaws 
  10. Apollo 13 
  11. Rocky 
  12. Terminator 2
  13. Sherlock Holmes  
  14. Dirty Dancing
  15. Titanic  
  16. The Sandlot 
  17. Casablanca
  18. Sixth Sense 
  19. Wall Street 
  20. The Godfather II 

Wrapping It Up 

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Ground Straps

Falconer Electronics now offers their Ground Straps in Multi Packs. Free shipping included. 

Click here to View Ground Strap Multi Packs includes Free Shipping

 

This is due to the overwhelming popularity of our Ground Straps available on Amazon. 

Click Here to View Falconer Electronics Ground Straps on Amazon

 

Thanks to the early success from listing Falconer Electronics Ground Straps on Amazon, we decided to launch multi pack Ground Straps on our website as well. 

These Heavy Duty Ground Straps available in Multi Packs work fantastic for a business or consumer. 

Businesses testing new products or prototypes find it beneficial to purchase Ground Strap Multi Packs. 

Consumers performing repairs or restoring a vehicle also find these Ground Strap Multi Packs extremely convenient. 

Either way, businesses and consumers alike find it incredibly advantageous to purchase Ground Straps direct from the manufacturer. 

Plus our customers love the fact that all Ground Strap manufactured at Falconer Electronics are American Made. 

Ground Strap Multi Packs 

4″ Ground Braided Ground Straps 

Ground Strap Multi Packs

8″ Braided Ground Straps

Ground Strap Multi Packs

12″ Braided Ground Straps

Ground Strap Multi Packs

20″ Braided Ground Straps

Ground Straps

The variety includes a mixture of 1/4″ and 1/2″ connectors. Details below: 

1/2″ Width – Available in 4″, 8″, 12″, 20″ 

  • Tinned Copper
  • 10 Gauge AWG
  • 53 Amps
  • Flat Width 1/2″

1/4″ Width – Available in 4″, 8″, 12″ 20″ 

  • Tinned Copper
  • 14 Gauge AWG
  • 32 Amps
  • Flat Width 1/4″

Benefits of Ground Straps from Falconer Electronics include: 

  • Made in USA 
  • Tinned copper 
  • Solder dipped ends 
  • Heavy Duty 
  • Manufacturing Ground Straps Since 1985 
  • RoHS Compliant 

Wrapping It Up 

Thank you for stopping by to check out this post. 

Also, for more information on Ground Straps, please click these helpful links: 

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Ground Straps

Ground Straps literally serve as life savers. Especially since not using Ground Straps can be a Shocking Experience.

Staying grounded means keeping level headed with your feet on the ground (as well as above ground). 

However, not being ground can lead to….bad times. 

Ground Straps

For example, a company recently contacted us in need of Ground Straps. 

Why? 

While developing a new product during the prototype stage, the engineering firm that they had contracted with overlooked adding ground straps to their product. 

While they were demonstrating their new product at a trade show, the machine consistently issued out shocks to users. 

It was a mystery why their brand new product was dishing out electrical shocks. 

Failing to ground the product was the culprit. 

At a trade show of all places, while demonstrating their new product. Not an ideal situation. 

Ground Straps to the rescue. 

Avoid a Shocking Experience 

Shocking Experience

 
Ground Straps keep our customers safe. Ground Straps also keeps their customers safe. 
 
Not using Ground Straps can be a shocking experience. 
 
Being exposed to a live energy source can lead to severe injuries or even worse. 
 
 
The bottom line:
Ground Straps = AVOIDING SHOCKS & STAYING SAFE 
 
We have a saying for all DIYers: “When in Doubt – Ground IT” .
 
A few tips for avoiding shocks at home:
  1. Never overload a Power Strip 
  2. Stay clear of loose wires or broken outlets 
  3. Turn off the electrical supply of any device that you are working on or trying to repair 
  4. Call an electrician or take your repairs to a technician
  5. Stay clear of water when handling an electrical device 

Especially when you are in the shower or tub jamming to your favorite song, make sure your device is parked away at a safe distance.

Shocking Experience

Wrapping It Up 

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Wiring Harness News: Falconer Electronics

The team at Falconer Electronics is extremely excited to announce that we made the front page of the most recent Wiring Harness News! 

If you are a Wire Harness fanatic like we are and you subscribe to the Wiring Harness News, you will find this article front & center on the latest issue. 

Click here to view: 

Streamlining Inbound Marketing:

Falconer Electronics Develops In-house Quote Tool

 

 

Below includes the text of the article: 

Streamlining Inbound Marketing:

Falconer Electronics Develops In-house Quote Tool

Falconer Electronics has been a successful manufacturer of custom Wire Harnesses and Ground Straps since 1985. Yet, like many companies in the contract manufacturing arena, attracting new customers who fit their core competency became a challenge. As Roger Hall, Founder and President of Falconer Electronics explained, “There is a tendency to try to be everything to everybody. Someone knocks on your door, you respond, and you end up chasing things that aren’t really in your wheelhouse.” By embracing eCommerce and Inbound Marketing strategies, however, the company is changing this tendency, and focusing on its core strengths.

“To start, we decided to make an investment in creating two robust software tools to help streamline the purchasing process for our customers,” Roger revealed. The Ground Strap Quote Builder and the Wire Harness Estimator were created as a result. Because of the simplicity of their design, and the relative few inputs for configuration, the Ground Strap Quote Builder was an easier task. “Customers input data regarding specific requirements, and then receive a near-instant email quote on those customizations. The entire five-step process is simple and takes about 60 seconds or less,” he outlined. The five inputs are: RoHS compliance (yes/no), width and length of braided wire, A and B side terminal selection, terminal orientation (selection from seven illustrations), and finally, the specific quality needed. The Quote Builder includes video instruction with each step.

The Wire Harness Estimator works in a similar fashion, but as Roger advised, “Due to the near infinite number of variables in building a wire harness assembly, this tool provides an estimate only.” The tool allows the customer to enter their wire harness assembly information which includes adding actual manufacturer part numbers into the program. Once complete, the user receives an estimate instantly via email. “This creates immediate engagement with the customer,” he elaborated, “which typically converts to a Request for Quote soon after.”

According to Roger, the tool works great for new customers who want to compare prices with their current vendors. In addition, new product developers, engineers and those in purchasing who need a ballpark price promptly, find the Wire Harness Estimator extremely helpful. The development experience has been helpful to Falconer as well. “By creating these tools, it’s really helped us narrow down what we do and given us a more concise focus,” he continued.

“As a wire harness or ground strap assembly manufacturer, you don’t have a proprietary product per se,” Falconer Electronics eCommerce Consultant Curt Anderson suggested, “but you have a proprietary process.” He refers to what they are doing with these tools as, “scaling your proprietary process,” and he added that, this fall, Falconer will piggyback with some marketing firms to do workshops with other companies in their area. “In the workshops, we’ll be exploring how these tools help create a sales funnel to narrow focus so that you’re not chasing leads or product lines that aren’t a good fit.”

Curt explained Falconer is really trying to change the old school, back and forth, quote process. He sincerely hopes their efforts are a beacon for others. “Our goal is to encourage other U.S. contract manufacturers to embrace eCommerce strategies, as well as explore offering an online quoting tool to help reduce the cumbersome RFQ process.” He is convinced that allowing customers to make an easy and efficient buying decision lends to a healthy competitive advantage. “Especially as we all work together to strengthen the foothold of USA Made products in this highly competitive global market,” he concluded.

If you would like to see the tools in action, visit the Falconer Electronics website at www.falconerelectronics.com, or email [email protected] [email protected]

Falconer Electronics Quotebuilder

The Ground Strap Instant QuoteBuilder 

Create Your Own Custom Ground Strap 

Introducing the Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder at Falconer Electronics: 

  • Build Your Own Custom Ground Strap
  • Powerful and Resourceful Software Tool 
  • Takes Only 60 Seconds or Less 
  • Buy Manufacturer Direct & Save 
  • No RFQ Wait Time * No Frustration * No Obligation 
  • Made in USA 

CLICK TO CHECK OUT THE INSTANT GROUND STRAP QUOTEBUILDER 

When in Doubt – Ground It!

QuoteBuilder

Do you need to be grounded? 

Not grounded like back in your teenage years. 

The type of grounded that keeps your products and customers safe. 

We are talking about Ground Straps, of course.

Staying grounded certainly makes sense (and cents). 

Ground Straps play a critical role with safety on electrical devices and electronics. 

Let’s say you are working on a new product design in electronics and you need this product grounded. 

Durable and reliable ground straps will solve this issue. 

You now need to find a potential vendor or supplier. 

Unfortunately you now need to submit your Request for Quote (RFQ). 

Then….the waiting starts.

Yet, you need a price. NOW! Not tomorrow. Not next week. Right this minute. 

Finally, no more waiting for your RFQ.

Falconer Electronics spares you the painful process of waiting for your RFQ when it comes to buying custom Ground Straps. 

The Falconer Electronics Instant Wire Harness Quotebuilder solves this very issue. 

Staying Grounded + Save Time + Compare Prices + No waiting for RFQ = Falconer Electronics Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder 

RECEIVE AN INSTANT GROUND STRAP QUOTE

No RFQ Wait Time * QuoteBuilder Takes Only 60 Seconds or Less

Ground Strap QuoteBuilder

 

Who says an “old-school” manufacturer can’t create their own cutting edge software program? Well, Falconer Electronics did just that. 

Serving as a Ground Strap and Wire Harness Manufacturer since 1985, Falconer Electronics continues to produce thousands upon thousands of ground straps. 

Well to make life much easier for our customers, we decided to create our very own proprietary software, The Falconer Electronics Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder. 

You can customize your own ground strap. Literally within seconds. 

Then receive your quote sent directly to your email inbox. 

In addition, you can go ahead an place an order for your newly created custom Ground Strap as well. Immediately. 

Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder Benefits Include: 

  • Less Stress 
  • Fast & Easy
  • Compare prices 
  • Made in USA
  • Shipped Super Fast
  • Low shipping rates
  • Convenient. Efficient. Accurate. 
  • The industry leader in customizing ground straps. 
  • Lead or Lead free. 
  • Pick your connector size 
  • Select your orientation
  • Build Your Own Custom Ground Strap
  • Any length  
  • Large quantities 

Wrapping It Up 

Thank you for stopping by to check out this post. 

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Our team is completely honored to be recognized by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at JCC. 
 
We extend a huge thank you for all of their help! 
 
 

SBDC Success Story: Falconer Electronics

 

September 5, 2019

Courtney Curatolo, PhD, Director of SBDC at JCC

Falconer Electronics, a manufacturer of ground straps, commercial power strips and wire harness assemblies founded in 1985 in Falconer, New York, experienced robust sales growth since engaging with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Jamestown Community College (JCC). To provide a snapshot of the powerful impact that the SBDC marketing plan delivered to Falconer Electronics, website traffic increased by 1000% from November 2017 through Jan 2019.  The results have been truly amazing.  “This new website traffic has opened doors that previously never existed for Falconer Electronics” according to Founder and President Roger Hall. In addition, the staff at Falconer Electronics increased by 9 full time employees in that time frame as well.  These new employees are a direct result from the impact of working with the SBDC team.

In 2016, the SBDC at JCC invited Falconer Electronics to participate in an exciting Social Media Marketing initiative.  Partnering with the SBDC to implement a new internet marketing strategy was a welcomed opportunity. At that time, Falconer Electronics was struggling with figuring out digital marketing and obtaining new customers.  The SBDC also supported Falconer Electronics with hiring a Social Media Intern provided by JCC. Bringing in a talented student intern served as a valuable resource while implementing this new internet marketing plan.

Since August of 2018, Falconer Electronics has received over 130 qualified leads from new potential customers. These new leads either submit product CAD drawings or a Request for Quote (RFQ) directly through the company website.

In addition, due to the drastic increase in website traffic, Falconer Electronics decided to create their own proprietary software that allows customers to receive an instant quote or estimate.

  1. The Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder: https://falconerelectronics.com/instant-ground-strap-quote/

  2. The Wire Harness Estimator: https://falconerelectronics.com/wire-harness-assembly/

Each software program has been a tremendous success for Falconer Electronics. These new software tools generate leads that come from engineers, new product developers and product procurement specialists.  Numerous Fortune 500 companies and publicly traded companies as well as mid-tier manufacturers and OEM’s now contact Falconer Electronics on a consistent basis.

The SBDC Internet marketing program also provided an avenue to market finished goods direct to end users on the Falconer Electronics website.  Once the SBDC marketing initiative was complete, Falconer Electronics gained the knowledge and confidence to create an eCommerce store.

“Without the assistance from the SBDC Social Media Marketing Initiative, this sheer quantity of new customer engagement would have never taken place,” says Hall. “We not only have converted dozens of these leads into paying customers, we are now also seeing repeat orders from customers.”

Selling finished goods was new to Falconer Electronics since they served the market strictly as a custom manufacturer dating back to 1985. The company is now also selling their Ground Straps and Commercial Power Strips on Amazon.

According to President Roger Hall, “the SBDC at JCC is an invaluable resource for our local business community.” 

Click here to view the article on the SBDC website: SBDC Success Story: Falconer Electronics

This past year has been extremely exciting for our company. Falconer Electronics recently joined the eCommerce party going on at Amazon.  

Why did we join the party? 

Due to popular demand from our eCommerce store, we decided to take the plunge and place our Ground Straps on Amazon. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW GROUND STRAPS ON AMAZON 

However, to take a step back, let’s take a look at the path we took leading up to adding our Ground Straps on Amazon. 

In particular, demonstrating how a custom manufacturer converts a proprietary process into a proprietary product. 

Proprietary Process into a Proprietary Product 

Ground Strap Names

As a custom Ground Strap and Wire Harness Manufacturer since 1985, launching a proprietary product line stepped outside our typical course of business. 

We found out first hand, when an “old school” manufacturer tackles change by embracing new technology, dynamic results follow. 

In this case, converting our proprietary process of manufacturing ground straps into a proprietary product line, created a new focus for our company. 

Especially since offering our Ground Straps on the Falconer Electronics website opened new doors that we had no idea existed. 

First, we took a product that we manufacturer thousands upon thousands for OEM’s (original equipment manufacturers). 

It just made perfect sense to turn this proprietary process into a proprietary product. 

Everything was in place. 

For example, we had the tools, equipment and resources.

Additionally, our team possesses the experience, skills and knowledge. 

Furthermore, solid relationships with vendors certainly helps with pricing and product availability. 

Most importantly, all systems exist to continue scaling production on our Braided Ground Straps. 

As a result, Amazon seemed like the next logical step. 

Ground Straps on Amazon

Ground Straps on Amazon

Amazon.

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Amazon? 

Twenty years ago, you might have said a mighty river. A rain forest. Possibly, a natural wonder of the world. 

Today, your first thoughts when you hear the word Amazon most likely include convenience, an endless selection, free shipping and of course, a smiling box at your door step. 

With that in mind, the gargantuan success of Amazon.com might also make it a natural wonder of the world. Just by the sheer size of the company and the enormously high level of success. 

Consider this: According to Statista, Amazon surpasses 2 billion clicks per month. Yes, BILLION! 

That is insane!

Amazon serves as an incredible American entrepreneurial success story from its humble beginnings when it launched as one of the first eCommerce bookstores to the behemoth it is today. 

With $.51 of every eCommerce dollar going to Amazon, it made perfect sense (and cents) for us to create a presence on Amazon. 

We launched our Amazon store with 24 different types of Braided Ground Straps. 

The variety includes a mixture of 1/4″ and 1/2″ connectors: 

4″, 8″, 12″, 20″ 

  • Tinned Copper
  • 10 Gauge AWG
  • 53 Amps
  • Flat Width 1/2″

4″, 8″, 12″ 20″ 

  • Tinned Copper
  • 14 Gauge AWG
  • 32 Amps
  • Flat Width 1/4″

Benefits of Ground Straps from Falconer Electronics include: 

  • Made in USA 
  • Tinned copper 
  • Solder dipped ends 
  • Heavy Duty 
  • Manufacturing Ground Straps Since 1985 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW GROUND STRAPS ON AMAZON 

Amazon

Wrapping It Up 

Thank you for stopping by to check out this post. 

Below includes helpful information about Wire Harness Assemblies:

Also, for more information on Ground Straps, please click these helpful links: 

 

Ever deal with the Dreaded RFQ process? 

The RFQ (request for quote) process takes years off one’s life. At least, it sure seem like it. 

For example, let’s say you are working on a new product design. 

On paper, you have everything perfected. 

You go through the checklist: Designs are complete. Drawings finished. All parts identified. Bill of materials created.

So now you just need prices. 

Time to submit a request for quote.

You turn to trusted Google hoping to find a vendor eager to partner with you on this exciting project. 

You submit your RFQ to several potential suppliers and then……..Crickets. 

As a result, you now find yourself playing the Dreaded RFQ waiting game. 

Dreaded RFQ

Ahh…..the dreaded RFQ. 

To sum up, the dreaded RFQ process can be described as cumbersome and stressful. 

Speaking with professionals in purchasing, they will tell you one of the biggest sources of frustration lies with waiting for a response to a request for quote.  

Waiting for the dreaded RFQ wastes time and resources as well as hurts profits. 

Wouldn’t it be wonderful for those of you in new product development if you could receive a quote immediately?

It’s not that the vendor doesn’t want to get an accurate quote in your hands as quickly as possible. 

Especially with small manufacturers. They simply lack the necessary resources to do so, such as technology, staff and most importantly time. 

The Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder 

One U.S. manufacturer dedicated to eliminating the dreaded RFQ process took a big step towards accomplishing that exact goal. 

Who says an “old-school” manufacturer can’t create their own cutting edge software program? Well, Falconer Electronics, the industry leader in custom Ground Straps did just that. 

Serving as a Ground Strap and Wire Harness Manufacturer since 1985, Falconer Electronics produces thousands upon thousands of ground straps. 

To make life much easier for their customers, the company decided to create their own proprietary software: The Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder

The software allows you to customize your own ground strap. Literally within seconds. 

Then receive your quote sent directly to your email inbox instantly. 

In addition, you can immediately place an order for your newly created custom Ground Strap within the Falconer Electronics eCommerce store. 

Click video below to learn more: 

Roger Hall, founder and President of Falconer Electronics shares the powerful results with this new program, “The Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder consistently opens new doors. It allows our company to engage with customers 24/7 while eliminating the constraint of waiting for the RFQ.” 

Eliminating the Dreaded RFQ process allows Falconer Electronics to connect with companies that otherwise would have never become customers.

Hall explains “Since launching our Ground Strap QuoteBuilder, a wide range of customers have utilized this helpful tool including numerous Fortune 500 companies, OEM’s, mid-tier manufacturers, job shops and much more.”

“These opportunities simply passed us by prior to creating this program. As an American manufacturer, the Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder delivers a healthy competitive advantage for Falconer Electronics.”

 

 

 

 

Ground Strap Names
Who knew there were so many different ground strap names?
This can be confusing. 
Over the past few years, we started noticing that customers use a variety of names for ground straps
In particular, various industries or even different parts of the country use a wide array of ground strap names. 
Ground Strap Names

Products (and People) with Different Names 

It is fascinating how the same items can have such a wide range of names. 
Every industry has their own product names based on Slang – Industry Nicknames – Aliases – AKA – Also Known As.  
 
Another example with different terms, depending on where you call home, you might say “You guys” or “Y’all”. If you hail from Pittsburgh, you most likely say “Yinz”. 
 
Before we get into our list of ground strap names, below includes a few fun examples of different product names that we thought fit this exercise:
  • Soda vs Pop 
  • Shoes vs Sneakers 
  • Sofa vs Couch 
  • Artificial Flowers vs Fake Flowers 
  • Alcohol vs Liquor 
  • Subs vs Hoagie vs Hero (Hope you’re reading this AFTER lunch)

Also, there is a list of eponyms examples:
  • Xerox = Photocopy 
  • Kleenex = Tissue 
  • Google it = Web search 
  • Jello = Gelatin 
  • Q-Tip = Cotton Swab
  • Zamboni = Ice Resurface Machine  
  • Polaroid = Instant pic (The original selfie) 

In addition, several famous individuals fit this conversation as well: 
  • James Bond vs 007
  • How about Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde?
  • Would Super Man & Clark Kent fit in here as well? 

Lastly, a number of celebrities also go by a different name: 

  • Katheryn Hudson = Katy Perry 
  • John Roger Stephens = John Legend 
  • Onika Tanya Maraj = Nicki Minaj 
  •  Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta = Lady Gaga 
  • Peter Gene Hernandez = Bruno Mars

There are tons of examples that could be mentioned here. What are some of your favorites? 
 
 

Ground Strap Names Ground Strap Names

Back to the subject at hand. 
Since ground straps are not front of mind for 99.99999% of the population, the fact that a wide variety of ground strap names makes perfect sense. 
Especially since there are so many different uses. 
 
Below includes a list of ground strap names that our team came up with from speaking with various customers (in no particular order): 

Do you have any to add? 

Wrapping It Up 

Thank you for reading our post. Hope this clears things up. Clear as mud, right? 

Need a price on a Custom Ground Strap? Check out our Ground Strap QuoteBuilder where you receive a price immediately. 

Looking for an Estimate on your Wire Harness Assembly? Check out our Wire Harness Estimator

Wishing you an ELECTRIC Day!! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Made to order ground straps

Bonding and ground straps are terms that people often make the mistake of using interchangeably. However, they are not the same thing. While their jobs are similar in nature there are very important differences. Also, their functionality is almost opposite to each other.

Bonding

In this particular example, bonding means attaching two pieces of metal from a machine to connect them permanently. Joining these pieces creates an electrical path between the two pieces. Therefore, the two metal pieces (and in turn their machinery) will have the same electrical potential. Another example of bonding would also eliminate electrical buildup between two machines.

The main reason for bonding within electrical equipment is to ensure the safety of workers. If a person connects two pieces of machinery there is a potential for electrical shock. However, if there is bonding between the two pieces there should be a protection to anyone interacting with the machines.  The bonding of electronics also works with the grounding of those electronics.

Ground Straps

To continue on with the above example, you will have to ground the metal components or equipment after bonding. You accomplish this by attaching a ground strap to components while also attaching the ground strap after the bonding process. With this method, once the ground strap is attached to ground and all the other metal components are bonded together they would all be at the same ground potential.

Even when there is bonding between two machines there should also be a ground to a neutral point like the earth or another piece of material that has already been through the grounding process. Ground straps are a tool used for this. As stated in our blog on the uses of ground straps, ground straps are important because they protect people and electrical devices from electrostatic discharge (ESD).

If a short circuit occurs a ground strap will redirect the electrical charge to a ground as opposed to allowing it to travel through a person who is interacting with the machine. As well as protecting people, a ground strap can also protect any other machine from the shorted-out circuit. A ground strap will provide a safe route for the electricity to travel rather than going into another machine and causing a chain reaction of shortages.

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Groundhog Day! A wonderful time of year. Ski and snowboarding season is still at full throttle. Yet, the whispers of spring are just around the corner.

Not to mention, a reminder of one of our favorite movies of all time, Groundhog Day. A classic film with Bill Murray that came out 25 years ago in 1993. Where did that time go? If you are not familiar with this timeless treasure, do yourself a favor and watch it soon. Being Groundhog Day, no time better than the present.

Groundhog Day: A Shocking Experience 

Well, Groundhog Day is also a perfect time to kick off our series on staying grounded with ground cords and ground straps. In other words, keeping safe. Always remember safety first.Groundhog

A toaster in the tub? Of course, not a good idea. Water and electricity are typically not friendly to each other (understatement of the day). As a matter of fact, any electrical device in the tub will be a shocking experience. Not in a pleasant way though.

Electrical currents love to travel, fast. The human body does not serve well as a carrier of electric currents. Wires, on the other hand, they LOVE electrical currents flowing through them. Think of all of the many benefits that electrical currents offer.

Electrical currents keep our homes warm, rooms lit with proper lighting, refrigerators running, microwaves heating and…well….you get the idea. The device that you are reading this with has wires inside that are tidily tucked away out of harm’s way.

No plans for the weekend? No problem. Make a nice cup of hot chocolate. Grab milk out of the fridge, mix with cocoa and heat up on the stove. Throw a bag of popcorn in the microwave. Settle in for a Winter night with Bill Murray and Groundhog Day on your TV or tablet. It is a great day to appreciate ALL of the electricity flowing safely through your home keeping you warm, nourished and entertained.

Lastly, just remember, spring is just around the corner. The Groundhog says so.

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Braided Ground Straps

You’re Grounded! Typically not a welcomed expression. Especially during those tough teenage years. Well, when discussing Braided Ground Straps, “You’re Grounded” means safety and dependability. 

Electrical currents power the world. Can you imagine life without electricity? Wow! How on earth did our poor ancestors survive without it?

However, electrical currents deliver a powerful force. Unfortunately, without the proper safety and precaution, dangerous and unwanted results can occur.

Grounding an electrical current prevents shocks as well as further damage (even fatalities – ouch!). Braided Ground Straps serve as an incredible safety resource. Check out last weeks blog post for further discussion.

Buy Braided Ground Straps Direct & Save

Now, you can now purchase Braided Ground Straps direct from the manufacturer. Falconer Electronics assembles high-quality Braided Ground Straps for various industries.

Do you like saving money? We hear you yelling at the computer, “Absolutely!”

Since you love saving money, take advantage of the tremendous savings by purchasing directly from the manufacturer.

Any Size for Any Job

Available in a variety of sizes. The common width that our customers pursue includes 1/4″ as well as 1/2″. Each Braided Ground Strap is topped off with an uninsulated ring terminal.

Braided Ground Straps are heavy duty and corrosion resistant. The tinned copper braided wire offers durability, flexibility and maximum conductivity.

A solder dipped ring terminal terminates each end. Also, terminals are infused with RoHS solder to improve performance and tensile strength.

Stock lengths include 4, 8, 12, 16 and 20 inches.

Custom Sizes & Terminals Available

Need a custom size or another terminal configuration? We are happy to help!

Please call or email to discuss your project needs….OR…..You are also welcome to utilize our FREE WIRE HARNESS ESTIMATOR.

This is another new tool to make life easy for our customers. Simply enter the requirements for your Braided Ground Strap and you will receive an estimate immediately via email.

In addition to the Wire Harness Estimator, feel free to Submit a Drawing. Especially since we love exploring new projects.

American Made with Over 100 Years Experience 

Lastly, production of all Braided Ground Straps takes place at our facility in Falconer NY. Our dynamic Wire Harness & Cable Assembly team delivers well over 100 years of experience to your project.

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 Braided Ground Straps

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.

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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.

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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
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
  • Generators
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Power Supplies
  • Solar Panels
  • Transformers

To learn about wire harnesses check out our page! Also, check out our wire estimator. You can design your own custom wire harnesses.

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