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    Grounding a Charge to Protect Yourself

    03-03-2012-02Whenever working with items which have an electric charge, it is possible that you will be subject to getting shocked. This is a result of a buildup of electrons in one area. Since there is a problem in which the electrons will want to move away from one another, they will look for a means of escape. This is why those who are grounded will simply become a conductor for the electrons to move through on their way to the ground. To prevent you becoming the conductor, you will have to provide an alternate ground for your items. This is possible through using grounding wires and certain grounding hardware equipment. Making sure that using something like a grounding wire is possible even when attached to your wrist. Of course, you will have to provide somewhere for the charge to go. Providing a Ground The thing to remember is that the Earth is a great receiver of all electricity because of the size of it. It can absorb all of the excess electrons by distributing it to all of the different points in the world which can use it. Of course, you will need to make sure that that the ground in which you are trying to connect your item to. Some soil will not be able to accept a charge because is dry or has neutral material. This can cause you to have a problem in creating a ground without moisture or another device. Test the soil resistivity to make sure that the ground you are trying to create will be receptive of the charge. This is something which is possible whenever using something like a metal pole which is buried into the ground. The charge will be able to move through the pole and into the ground by using this kind of a pole.
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