Earth Rods & Pits
An earth pit in an electrical system refers to a pit which is dug in earth with some standard filling. Usually, earth pits are used for safety against short circuits. They also act as a reference point for your different electrical power sources. In more recent year’s earth pits have become the preferred method of earthing, especially in cases of electrical networks. Electricity works by following the path of least resistance, and so to divert the current away from a circuit earthing pits are used to reduce any ground resistance.
Earth rods and their associated fittings are designed to provide the interface to ground in all soil conditions, this is to achieve satisfactory earthing systems in both underground and overhead electricity transmission and distribution networks as well as providing high fault current capacity on high, medium, and low voltage towers or substations.
At Electricbase we are proud to work with industry leading suppliers and manufacturers or earth rods and pits, such as Unicrimp and Niglon. This close working relationship means that we can offer the highest possible quality products for cost effective prices.
Our range includes Unicrimp QEP3812 3/8In Earth Rod 4ft, Unicrimp QEP5812T 5/8In Thrd Earth Rod and Niglon EPT Lightweight Earth Pit.
For your other earthing and lightning protection needs we carry a wide variety of product ranges including earth clamps, earth plates & mats, earthing accessories and surge protection.
Because of safety concerns it’s extremely important to choose the correct earth rods & pits product for your project, please always contact a professional before purchasing.
If you cannot find the item you require for any reason or are unsure of which product would be best please don’t hesitate to contact your local branch team, whose details can be found using our branch locator. If you require a personalised quote for these or any other items please use our quote form.