Grounding wire – or grounding cable – has become more and more relevant in today’s electrical systems. With safety as a main priority, ground wire presents an added protective feature to nearly any electrical circuit. By protecting the actual electrical system, nearby residents are resultantly protected. 

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How Does Ground Wire Work?

The process is fairly simple, yet highly effective. Ground wire connects a system directly to the earth. In the event of high voltage or irregular electrical currents, the grounding wire transfers electricity to the ground rather than the electrical system. This is a safe transfer of energy that causes no harm to the environment. 

Why Do I Need Ground Wire?

Whether your appliances or other electric machines are running, there is always a constant flow of electricity. There is always a chance of an electrical short, or an electrical malfunction of sorts. Ground wire provides that extra electricity a safe place to deposit – in the ground – rather than releasing it through the appliance. This keeps you and your appliances safe, almost completely removing the possibility of electrical shock and dangerous after effects. 

As Performance Wire & Cable is a big believer in safety, we offer different styles and gauges of electrical ground wire.

This includes: 

  • solid copper
  • stranded copper

ground wire from Performance Wire & Cable

Along with both large and small: 

  • insulated gauge conductors 
  • bare gauge conductors 

The ground wire can be insulated with PVC or HMWPE. Grounding wire can prevent serious hazards such as electric shock, equipment failure, potential fires and more.