About Ground Straps

The purpose of ground straps is to protect you or anyone around you from electrostatic discharge.

The team at ABL Electronic Supplies, Inc. is proud to offer 45 years of experience in providing outstanding products, including our selection of ground straps. We strive to always offer quality products that assist our clients as well as quick delivery to get you those products as soon as possible. When you choose to buy products from ABL Electronic Supplies, Inc. not only will you receive the best products available, you also receive the best customer service experience.

In addition, we are set up for alternative renewable energy grounding straps nationwide to meet your needs. Alternative energy source grounding is consistent with the prevailing standards of traditional grounding. The grounding of wind, solar, biofuels, and traditional power sources is key to safety and proper functioning of circuit protective devices.

For more information on the ground straps that we have available, please call ABL Electronic Supplies, Inc. now at 704-784-4225. Visitors can also get in touch with any of our friendly professionals by simply completing the online request form on this page.

Here is some additional information regarding grounding straps.

Types of Ground Straps

Grounding straps play a critical role in ensuring the protection of people and surroundings from electrostatic discharge (ESD). Ground straps are produced with a tinned copper braid wire terminated with metal connectors. The braided wires are comprised of small strands of wires braided together. Braided wires provide the strength to handle demanding environments and applications.

There are four types of ground straps: braided, mesh or grip, strip or sheet and solid wire. Out of those four types of grounding straps there are several different material types such as aluminum, copper, tinned copper, stainless steel, nickel-plated materials, and silver plated materials. At ABL Electronic Supplies, Inc., we are able to offer a variety of selections for your ground straps nationwide.

Bonding vs. Grounding Straps

Bonding and grounding straps are terms that people often use interchangeably. However, although they share similarities, they are not the same and should not be mistaken, as their function is completely opposite. Bonding is when two pieces of metal are attached permanently. Ground straps are used after the bonding process and are for the purpose of redirecting the electrical charge.

With machines, a ground strap will provide a safe route for the electrical charge to travel away from another machine and prevent a chain reaction of shortages. There are many different types of ground straps too. Braided is most common but there are mesh, sheet and solid wire straps too.

Understanding Negative Battery

A ground strap is a cable that connects an engine block to a framework. There are cases when it will be directly connected to the negative battery terminal, as well.

Electricity flows from the positive part of the battery, through the circuit, then back through the body of the battery. This is a negative ground system which is the most prevalent automotive ground scheme used in the automotive world.

The main reason for grounding straps in the automotive world is to greatly simplify the wiring of the vehicle. Most cars are made of metal, which provides a perfect ground plane and in return, eliminates the need to run a separate ground wire to each circuit. By doing this, you reduce the amount of wire needed by half.

A bad ground can cause poor performance. Voltage drops can cause dim headlights, circuit malfunctioning and all other kinds of problems. It’s essential to make sure your grounding straps are new and working efficiently.

Choose Ground Straps at ABL Electronic Supplies, Inc.

At ABL Electronic Supplies, Inc., we offer a wide selection of ground straps at fair and affordable rates. We believe in offering products that fit in our client’s budget and are highly competitive. Along with our selection of ground straps, ABL Electronic Supplies, Inc. also offers an abundance of cable and wire solutions. Whatever your needs may be, ABL Electronic Supplies, Inc. is your one-stop-shop for cables and wires.