Horizontal Ground Electrodes - RME111 - RWS200 - AWS310-SITE - AWS430 - RWCC - AWS310 - FOC201

Grounding and Lightning Protection in Vaisala Outdoor Installations Technical Reference

Document code
M211786EN
Revision
B
Language
English (United States)
Product
RME111
RWS200
AWS310-SITE
AWS430
RWCC
AWS310
FOC201
Document type
User guide

Horizontal ground electrodes, also known as trench electrodes, distribute the electric charge to a large area.

Use horizontal ground electrodes if the bedrock is close to the surface or the soil is rocky. To further minimize grounding resistance in dry soil, use vertical rods to terminate the horizontal sections.

You can arrange the ground electrodes in various ways to suit the installation site. Common shapes are loop and star (X and Y shape).