Earthing and Protection

Our Earthing & Protection section offers a comprehensive range of high-quality electrical grounding and safety solutions, including earth rods, inspection pits, copper tapes, and innovative earthing accessories from trusted brands like Furse, Cembre, and Klauke, ensuring secure and efficient electrical installations.

In this section, we carry:

  • Earth Rods, Couplers and Driving Studs - Furse electrical earthing rod driver / stake connectors
  • Inspection Pits, Earth Bars & Accessories - Earth Pits and Covers for Electrical Inspection and Safety. Available in high strength concrete and lightweight plastic.
  • Bare Copper Tape - Furse Bare Copper Strip Flat Earth Tape
  • Covered Copper Tapes - PVC Covered Insulated Copper Tape, LSOH Covered Protection Tape, and Lead Covered Copper Cable Sleeving Tape
  • Earth Boss and Insulators - Furse Electrical Earthing Boss, Insulators and Studs
  • Furse Cable Clamps - Rod to Tape Clamps (Type A), Rod to Cable Clamps (Type G), U Bolt Rod Clamps (Type E and Type GUV)
  • C Sleeve Connectors - Cembre C Sleeve Electrical Clamp Connectors, Klauke C Clamps, Klauke K4 Crimping Dies for C Type Clamps
  • Denso Tape - Versatile, cold applied petrolatum corrosion control, waterproofing and sealing tape
  • Metallic DC Clips - Used to secure flat tape conductors to a building surface. Surplus stock priced to clear. When they're gone, they're gone!

What does an earthing rod do?

An earthing rod is a device that provides a physical connection to the ground, ensuring any fault current from electrical installations is safely dissipated. This helps protect against electric shock, electrical fires, and enhances the overall safety of electrical systems.

How deep should an earth rod go?

The depth of an earth rod should ideally be a minimum of 2.4 metres into the ground to ensure effective earthing. The specific depth can vary based on soil conditions and local regulations in the UK, aiming for the lowest resistance possible.

What rod is best for earthing?

For earthing, copper rods are widely regarded as the best due to their excellent conductivity and corrosion resistance. These properties ensure a durable and reliable grounding system, significantly enhancing electrical safety and performance over a long period.

How long does an earth rod need to be in the UK?

In the UK, the standard length for an earth rod is typically between 1200mm to 3000mm, depending on soil conditions and the specific grounding requirements. Optimal length ensures effective earthing, meeting regulatory standards and enhancing safety in electrical installations.

How do you install an earth rod in the UK?

In the UK, installing an earth rod involves drilling a hole deep into the ground, typically 1.2 to 3 metres, depending on soil type and installation requirements. The rod is then driven into the ground, ensuring it's fully buried, and connected to the electrical installation's earthing system.

Should a ground rod be completely buried?

A ground rod should be completely buried to ensure effective grounding and safety. Leaving part of it exposed can pose a safety risk and may compromise the grounding system's efficiency. Full burial also protects the rod from physical damage and corrosion.

What size is a standard earthing rod?

In the UK, standard earthing rods are available in diameters of 1/2 inch (12.7 mm), 5/8 inch (15.88 mm), and 3/4 inch (19.05 mm), with lengths typically ranging from 1.2 to 3 metres. These variations accommodate different soil conditions and installation requirements, ensuring effective grounding and compliance with safety standards.

What is the use of an earth rod clamp?

An earth rod clamp is used to connect earth rods to other components like copper tube lugs or stranded conductors, ensuring a secure and corrosion-resistant connection. These clamps play a vital role in establishing reliable earthing systems by securely bonding different elements together for effective grounding and electrical safety.

What is an earth pit?

In electrical systems, an earth pit is an enclosure used in earthing systems to access and maintain earth electrodes and other components of the earthing system. It typically consists of an underground box, often made of reinforced concrete or plastic, installed at the site of the earthing system. The earth pit allows convenient and safe access for inspection, testing, and maintenance purposes.

What are earth pits used for?

Earth pits are crucial components in electrical systems, used to access and maintain earth electrodes and other earthing system elements. They provide a safe grounding point, protect against short circuits, and serve as reference points for various electrical sources.

How do you install an earth pit?

Installing an earth pit involves digging a hole to the required depth, typically 1.2 to 3 metres, placing the earthing electrode (rod or plate) inside, and filling it with conductive material like bentonite, salt, and charcoal. The top is sealed with a cover for protection and access for inspection.

What is bare copper tape?

Our bare copper tape is a premium, flexible strip made from high conductivity annealed copper, designed for superior electrical grounding and bonding. Its enhanced ductility and excellent electrical conduction make it ideal for ensuring safety and efficiency in electrical installations across diverse environments.

What do you use copper tape for?

Copper tape is primarily used in electrical earthing and grounding applications to ensure a safe and effective conductive path for fault currents. Its high conductivity and corrosion resistance make it ideal for creating reliable, long-lasting grounding systems in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.

What are the benefits of copper tape?

Copper tape is advantageous for earthing and grounding because of its high conductivity, flexibility, and capacity to shield against electromagnetic interference. It aids in establishing a secure, grounded environment for electrical components, ensuring efficient grounding and protection from electrical hazards.

What is a C crimp?

C crimp is a type of connector used for tap and parallel connections of bare or tinned stranded copper conductors. It is designed to create secure and reliable connections for earthing networks or tapping off cables. C crimps are made from high-purity copper, ensuring effective electrical conductivity and durability in various applications.

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