Zareba® 6-Foot Copper Ground Rod Create a secure perimeter of electric fencing around your property with the help of this Zareba® 6-Foot Copper Ground Rod. This ground rod ensures that fence energizers are correctly grounded, allowing electricity to flow through the fence. This lightweight 5/8-in rod can be used to ground single wire or two-wire grounding layouts.Corrosion-Resistant Copper The Zareba® 6-Foot Copper Ground Rod is corrosion-resistant, which means that it can withstand prolonged exposure to the elements. In addition, copper is an excellent conductor, providing efficient electrical transmission for your fencing system. When properly installed, this rod completes the circuit for your electric fence and remains a good conductor for the lifetime of the fence.Keep Your Electric Fence Working Effectively Electric fences work as a deterrent for horses and other livestock because when those animals touch the fence, they are standing on the earth, and this gives the electricity a path from the energized fence back to the ground rod. Birds can land on the fence and will not receive a shock, because they are not giving the power a route to the ground. The circuit runs from the electrical source, through the fencing wire, and then back to ground rod via whatever route is available to it.Zareba® Fences Keep Your Animals Secure Use a Zareba® Copper Ground Rod as a key component in your electric fence, alongside chargers, posts, and robust copper-cored wires. This ground rod works in most areas, including grassy fields as well as areas with sandy or rocky soil, for flexibility throughout your property. It can be employed as part of a single wire or a two-wire system to accommodate your fencing needs.How to Setup Your Grounding System Learn how to install ground rods and find out the additional tips and tricks to grounding your electric fence system.Zareba® 6-Foot Copper Ground Rod Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about the Zareba® 6-Foot Copper Ground Rod? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
Zareba® 6-Foot Copper Ground Rod Model # A-7 Length 6 ft Diameter 5/8 inch Weight 5.26 lbZareba Systems Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems in North America. Our company offers durable, reliable electric fence products for all your pet and livestock fencing needs. Since the1930s, Zareba® and its related brands have been leaders in electric fencing, providing for homes, farms and ranches. If you have questions about your electric fencing purchase, reach out to Zareba® Service Experts for assistance.
ZAREBA® 6-FOOT COPPER GROUND ROD Model # A-7 Material Copper-coating Length 6 ft Diameter 5/8 in Weight 5.26 lb
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Review RatePoorly made...would not recommend.
I actually broke down crying from the frustration of installing these. I tried a t-post driver, a hammer, and also tried using water to get them in the ground more easily. The removable cap that comes with these to protect the rod while pounding gets stuck, the threads strip from pounding which also causes problems with the bolt and nuts that hold the wire. I wish I would've gone with something else in the first place, but these are finally in the ground and my fence is working (even though I gave up and only put them in the ground 4-6 ft instead of all 8 feet of the rod).Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are very sorry for this experience. These comments are helpful to us and have been shared with our Product Managers. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThis shorter rod is for grounding electric livestock fencing or for grounding satellite dishes. For this it is good.
- All About
The grounding circuit is a critical component of your electric fence and is essential to its proper functioning. The charger, or energizer, is designed to alter the electric charge into a power that is safe for animals and people.
When an animal touches the electrically charged fence wire, the animal feels the electric current as the charge passes through its body. The charge then continues the circuit through the earth to the ground rod and then up the ground wire to the ground terminal of the charger.
ONE WIRE SYSTEM
When only charged wires run the perimeter of the fence, this is called a one wire system. If you have a small area, with one or two strands of wire, a one wire system is what you should use.
One wire systems can also be used when adding on to an existing fence. Running a charged strand of wire on the top of a non-electrified fence will keep your livestock from reaching over the fence and damaging it. This method can be used on barbed or woven wire fence as well.
TWO WIRE SYSTEM
A two wire ground system should be used if there are more than three strands of wire on the fence. The two strand system allows the animal to complete the circuit by touching a charged wire and a ground wire at the same time. The strands on the fence must alternate between a ground wire and a charged wire: one charged, one ground, and then charged, etc.
If you have a large area that needs to be fenced in, this system is ideal. It is also great to contain animals with long hair, or wool, and areas with sandy or rocky soil. Grounding this system is simple. The wires that are grounded will connect directly to the grounding rod or grounding terminal on the charger. The charged wires are connected to the terminal on the charger.More About Grounding»
Expert Tips on Grounding
Follow the instructions in the owners manual, they will guide you through the process. One terminal of the charger will connect to the fence while the other terminal will connect to earth ground wire. Click on image at right to enlarge.
Sandy, dry and rocky soils may require a ground-wire return system or "Two Wire System".
Make sure you have connected the grounding rod properly: It must go to the ground terminal on the charger. Do not make the mistake of connecting it to the fence wire or fence terminal!
Longer fences or areas where the soil is dry rocky or sandy may require more grounding rods. Multiple rods should be 10 feet apart and 50 feet from any other grounding system. Each rod will then need to be connected using insulated wire.
Grounding Rods may be copper or galvanized. The benefit of copper is that it transports the electrical charge more efficiently than the galvanized rod; however, it is more expensive than a galvanized rod.
Q: How does a ground system work?
A: An animal touching the fence wire and the earth simultaneously provides a path for electricity to follow.
The electricity passes through the animal into the soil and back to the ground rods, which are connected to the ground terminal of the fence charger. Only then is the circuit complete and the animal receives an electrical shock.
Q: What type of hook-up wire should I use?
A: We recommend an 8-foot ground rod/clamp/20,000 volt insulated hook-up wire in most cases.
Q: Besides the charger, posts and fence wire, what else do I need for properly grounding my fence?
A: You’ll need several other items to properly ground your electric fence. Here's what we recommend:
- (Three) 6-foot or 8-foot copper or galvanized 5/8" ground rods (A-7, A-21 or A-22)
- (One) insulated hookup wire, 12 ½ or 14 gauge
- (Three) Heavy Duty galvanized ground rod clamps
Line clamps to connect insulated hookup wire to the fence line. The type of clamp used will vary with the type of fence line you are using.More Grounding FAQs»