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The table below shows these important differences. Use this guide to review the efficiency and effectiveness of your present grounding strategy. You may discover some critical weaknesses.
Primarily designed for structure grounding (fire protection). Never designed to accommodate the sensitivity of the electronic devices we rely upon in our everyday lives.
The unique e-grounding features of GroundLinx products dramatically reduce the possibility of damage to electronic equipment and critical systems we rely upon daily.
High frequency dissipation abilities are extremely limited meaning there is a high probability of charge reflection and damage to the electronics and other critical systems we rely on.
Creates a highly efficient blend of resistance minimization and broadband maximization of dissipation with effectively zero reflection. Meaning the ground takes the hit, not your bottom line.
Performance drops off rapidly in high-resistivity soils.
Massively improved effectiveness in high-resistivity soils compared with traditional grounding.
Ground rods have only one emitting point. This creates unnecessary resistance at higher energy levels.
Each Gradiance® electrode contains millions of emitting points for charge thus allowing complete dissipation even at very high energy levels.
Not able to dissipate extremely high frequency current – which occurs at the instant of a lightning strike, or lightning-related event.
Instantly reactive to a surge or spike event, and hence able to capture and dissipate the highest energy and highest frequencies of the event.
Provides no ability to dissipate static charges on towers and aerial conductors.
Capable of “digesting” static charges that accumulate on aerial conductors and broadcast towers thus improving S/N ratios which dramatically reduces leader formation and ultimately, lightning strikes.
The impedance mismatch that exists between copper conductor and any surrounding soil is excessive. This causes rejection of fault current by the grounding system and ultimately, more damage.
Provides an “impedance bridge” for dissipation of a current to the surrounding soil causing vastly greater acceptance of charge by the surrounding soil.
Severely limited dissipation ability above 100MHz. Rejection of currents with frequencies above this level is probable and that means more costly damage.
Fully dissipates current across an extremely wide range of frequencies, including high-energy, high-frequency charges (like lightning strikes) that exceed 250MHz