• NEC 2014 Article 250-53(G) (Summarized) The electrode shall be installed so that 8' of length is in contact with the soil. It shall be driven to a depth of not less than 8' except where rock bottom is encountered. In the case of bedrock, the electrode shall be driven at an angle not to exceed 45 degrees from the vertical or shall be buried in a trench that is at least 2-1/2' deep.
• UL 467 126.96.36.199 (Summarized) A solid rod electrode of copper or other suitable non-ferrous metal, or a solid rod electrode of iron or steel with a copper or other suitable non-ferrous metal or stainless steel jacket, shall have a diameter not less than 1/2" thick.
• UL 467 188.8.131.52 (Summarized) The copper jacket shall not be less than .010" thick at any point.
• RUS (Rural Utilities Service) ground rods have a 13 mil copper plating thickness.
According to Directive: 2002/95/EC, 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2)
Copper Clad Steel Ground Rods
To whom it may concern,
The above part is hereby certified to be in compliance of the European directive 2002/95/EC, 2011/65EU or its exemption(s) for restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2).
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