Earth cable Buying guide
Chapter 1: Introduction
We manufacture and deliver Earth cable and other cable solutions at SSG. Our Cables are manufactured in accordance with British, European and international standards.
We have over decades supplying earth Cable to different parts of the world.
For over the years SSG Cable has been bestowed with many certifications. We have a broad portfolio of cable and wire products. Phenomenal success has enabled us to achieve excellent status as the largest cable manufacturer.
SSG Cable has ensured sophisticated research and development capabilities. We have maintained a constant upgrading system for our earth Cable and all other cables.
Our earth Cable has gained worldwide recognition for its premium quality. If you are in need of earth Cable and you have a clear mind of what you want, let us know. We have customer care services available 24/7 to receive your orders. Make your order today and get to enjoy an exclusive discount.
Our delivery services are fast, efficient and effective. We can over shipment services regardless of your destination. Once you make an order it takes us 5 days to process it and deliver. Work with us today and let us know how best we can serve you.
We uphold our universal values to ensure total customer satisfaction. We have received prestigious certifications from our incredible services. We are also ISO certified.
Our earth Cable is designed to operate under any environment environmental condition. At SSG, we maintain total quality control. Most of our quality is defined by the customer.
No minimum order quantity. Make an order of your choice and we will deliver promptly. For more information read through our outline to understand what an earth cable is. This outline is used by many industries all over the world as a reference.
What is an earth cable?
Earth cable is a cable used to protect you from electrical shock. It provides a path for a fault current to flow to earth.
Most buildings are fitted with this cable as a safety precaution in electrical installation. After an electrical installation, you have to check the arrangements and make sure they are up to the required standards.
If there is a fault in your electrical installation you could get an electric shock. This happens when you touch a live wire or metal part. This happens because electricity may use your body as a path from the live part to the ground.
Earth cable is used to protect you from an electrical shock. It does this by providing a path for a fault current to flow to the earth. In fact, it is a protective conductor.
This cable also causes the protective device you have installed to switch off the electric current to the circuit that has the fault. The protective device can either the circuit breaker or fuse.
For instance, if your cooker has a fault, the fault current flows to earth through the protective cable conductors.
A protective circuit breaker or fuse in the consumer unit switches off the electrical supply to the cooker. The cooker is now safe from causing electrical shock to anyone who touches it.
An electrician will give you advice if your earth cable needs to be improved for safety reasons. We strongly recommend that you use an electrician from SSG Company.
We are a certified company in electricity and have a government registration and license to carry out any electrical scheme. We can do any installation you need of earthing to your devices, building or any electrical appliances.
All electrical equipment needs to have exposed earth cable connected to the ground so that in case of failures the internal mechanisms may trigger the circuit breakers.
Once we connect the cable to the ground we limit the accumulation of static electricity when handling flammable products.
The earth serves as a constant potential reference against which another potential can be measured.
Chapter 2: What are the different classification of earth cable?
At SSG, we have classified the earth cable into various grou
ps depending on their performance.
We have the following earth cables under the following names;
TN-S Earth cable
This is a cable used in the TN-S system earthing. T stands for the earth while the N stands for neutral and the S stands for separate. We supply this type of cables to customers who want to install the TN-S system of earthing.
This system has the neutral of the source of energy connected with the earth at one point only. The earth cable is connected to the amour of the distributor cable on the premise.
TN-C-S earth cable
Here the C stands for combined. The conductor of the earth cable is connected with the earth at source and at intervals along its run.
This is usually referred to as protective multiple earthing. The distributor’s earth conductor is used to return earth fault currents arising in the consumer’s installation safety to the source.
We provide the consumers earthing terminal which you will link it to the main incoming neutral conductor.
TT earth cable
This cable is used when the consumers have their own connection to the earth. The suitable connection might be an earth electrode local to the installation.
An isolator is not always installed by the electricity distributor you have to buy it separately. Manufacturer’s recommendations should be sought with regard to connection to the earth cable.
The main components in the earthing system include the following;
This cable conductor is used to connect metallic parts of an electrical system like plugs, sockets, fuses and circuit breakers. The range of these conductors depends on the earth’s cable used.
Earth cables of SSG may vary depending on the size and voltage transmission. The earth wire in the cross-sectional area must be less than the solid wire used in the electrical wiring system.
Chapter 3: What is an earth cable used for?
The main intention of an earth cable is to keep away from the danger of electrical shock. This shock may be caused by the outflow of current from the earth through the undefined path.
It also makes sure the potential conductor does not increase with respect to the ground than its planed insulation.
When metallic elements of an electrical system come in contact with an existing wire, the metal accumulates static charges on electrical metal. If someone contacts such electrical metal the outcome is severe electric shock.
Life is random and one should always get ready for unexpected circumstances. So building all-electric appliances have to be connected to an earth cable to transfer excess electric charges to the ground.
This cable is also used to protect the consumer from overvoltage. Overvoltage is where the voltage in a circuit is raised above its upper design limit.
Our earth cable offers overvoltage protection which shuts down the supply of power when the voltage exceeds a present level. This feature may protect your electronic appliances from damage.
Earth cable can also be used in the event of the stabilization of the voltage. Earth cable is used to stabilize voltage by delivering a constant voltage at its output regardless of changes in load current.
All our earth cables provide voltage stabilization.
The general use of an earth cable is to protect consumers from injury, damage and death caused by electric shock.
Get yourself a durable earth cable from SSG Company and protect yourself from the dangers of electric shock. Earthing also increases the useful life of electrical equipment by reducing malfunction. They help in maintaining a stabilized power supply.
Chapter 4: What are the properties of an earth cable?
The decision of an earth cable is affected by soil resistivity variations, installation accessibility, layout, and other existing environmental features.
The primary aim of a direct earth cable installation is to efficiently dissipate lighting surge energy into the ground. It can also be used to ensure the safety of equipment and personnel.
A good earth cable will feature the following properties which you will consider when purchasing;
|Low ground resistance and impedance- An earthing cable should be in an attempt to maximize the surface area of electrodes of the conductor with the surrounding soil. This helps to lower the earth’s resistance of the earth cable and also improves the impedance of the grounding system under lighting surge conditions.
|Equipotential bonding- This helps to ensure that hazardous potential differences do not occur between different incoming conductors. This cable property is essential for ensuring conductors such as metallic water services, power systems, and local ground charges are earthen.
|Good corrosion resistance- The earth cable should be corrosion resistant. It should also be compatible with other conductors buried on the ground system. Our cable is made of copper conductor. Copper is the best common material for earthing conductors. Maintenance and inspection of the earth cable should be done frequently to ensure an effective earthing system.
|Electrically and mechanically robust and reliable- Mechanical coupling should be to join earth conductors that suffer from corrosion effect when dissimilar metals are used. A good earth cable should resist electrical and mechanically robust. At SSG, we provide excellent low impedance, long life earth cables with excellent corrosion resistance.
|Good electrical conductor- Earth cables should be in a position to conduct electricity and earthen excess charges accumulated on the electrodes to the ground. The conductor is made of copper which has good conductivity and it’s durable.
|It should be in a position to withstand high fault currents
|Long-life- the cable should at least have over 40 years of performance without any complications. Our cables have achieved this property and gained certifications in long-life cable reliance. A long-life cable also saves you the costs involved in the repair, maintenance, etc. It is cost-saving purchasing a long life cable.
Chapter 5: What are the wires in an earth cable?
The cable is made of two types of wires that is bare copper and gauged copper.
Bare copper is the most commonly preferred type by our customers. The sales volume of bare copper wire cable is always high all the time.
Bare copper does not have any sort of protective coating. The lack of insulation allows bare copper to have the best conductive properties.
It is typically used in residual homes as the base for any type of wire or cable. Contractors from outdoor applications prefer this type of wire as it is protected from elements.
We also offer the gauged copper wire in different varieties of sizes depending on the application needed. Standard sizes offered include 2, 4,6,8,12,14 and 16. The larger the gauge number the smaller the cable. Large cables are needed for higher current transmission.
If you need earth cable for your project we are here for you. Welcome to SSG Company and let us help you in selecting the perfect cable for your application. We also offer installation services of the earth cable to your system.
We also fix broken or non-functioning earth cables and other cable solutions. Let us know how best we can serve you by sending an inquiry.
Chapter 6: What are the types of earthing systems?
Before purchasing an earth cable you need to learn the various types of earthing systems. Earthing is the method of transmitting instant electricity discharge directly to the ground using an earth cable.
Earth cables build the most eagerly accessible and hazardous power source which is much secure to utilize. The cable removes the overflow of current and allows it to flow through the earth. All this occurs without unnecessary problems.
The process of earthing can be done in several ways. The different types of earthing systems include;
-Plate earthing system– This type of system involves a plate which is made up of copper or galvanized iron. It is placed vertically in the ground pit less than 3 meters from the earth.
For a better electrical earthing system one should maintain the earth moisture condition around the plate earthing system.
– Pipe earthing system– This system involves a galvanized steel-based pipe. It is the most common type of earth system. The pipe size mainly depends on the soil type and magnitude of the current.
For the ordinary soil, the pipe dimension should be 1.5 inches in diameter and 9 feet in length. For rocky or dry soil, the pipe diameter should be greater than the ordinary soil pipe.
The soil moisture will decide the pipe length to be placed on the earth. We also offer this type of pipe depending on the soil moisture of your environment.
–Rod earthing system– This type of earthing system is similar to the pipe earthing system. It involves a copper rod with a galvanized steel pipe placed upright in the ground. It can be placed physically or using a hammer.
The embedded electrodes’ length in the earth decreases the resistance of earth to a preferred value.
In general, the earthing system offers great safety from electrical shock for personal, equipment, building, etc. The earth resistivity can be affected by some issues like soil, climate, moisture, physical work, grain size effect and current magnitude among others.
Chapter 7: What are the precautions for safe handling and packing and storing of earth cable?
The cable is stored in drums. Do not attempt to lift drums of the cable without inserting the forklift tynes. The tynes can damage the cable, making it unserviceable.
Do not attempt to lift drums by the flange or to lift drums into the upright position by lifting the top flanges as it may break the flange from the drum barrel.
The drum will then be undeliverable. Use a length of steel pipe through the center of the drum to provide leverage and control.
Avoid impact force loadings. Never drop drums. Always protect the cable from rubbing or damage. Adjust load or consider using separators such as carpet, ply or confute between products for protection.
Lower drums gently onto the ground during loading and offloading. When securing drums for transit, do not place ropes or chains over cable as damage can occur to the outer insulation. This may cause the cable to be rendered unserviceable.
When rewinding cables, drums shall be of suitable construction and in good condition. All drums shall be held firmly in appropriate pay-off stands to prevent vibration and ensure smooth, even rotation to minimize inner end cable grow-out and tangling.
Cables shall be wound evenly and uniformly, then secured. You should determine if the area is safe to undertake the loading and unloading tasks.
Select a site for storage that is level and dry, preferably indoors with a concrete surface, with no risk of falling objects, chemical spills.
For more information on how to store and handle the earth cable kindly visit our website at www.ssgcable.com
Chapter 8: How do you test if an earth cable is actually earthed?
Many consumers don’t know how to test if the cable they have installed is actually earthed. It is very easy to now if your earth cable is earthed.
You can use your multimeter to test for continuity between the earth on an extension lead plugged into your socket and the earth. This will tell you if there is some form of earth pack back to the CU.
You can also use an earth loop tester by connecting the earth cable to the fuse board. This happens by diving the loop tester on the circuit. Once it does not turn to break then there is a risk of electrocuting people. Once it breaks then the cable is safe to be used in earthing.
Preliminary tests and safety management- in this you are advised to use correct methods to positively identify the cable to be tested. Also, ensure the associated gear operationally
Check and record cable identification
You need to verify the sheath integrity also to ensure it’s the correct cable for earthing and no shock can occur at any chance.
Chapter 9: Why choose to work with SSG?
You might ask yourself why you should choose cables from us, and not from somewhere else.
At SSG, you can get the perfect earth Cable of your desired specification. We offer various types of Cable solutions.
Contact us today or give us a call. Our delivery services are incredible. Our expert team will help you identify which Cable is perfect for your next job
First of all, we have been producing cables for over 30 years now so we have enough experience in that.
Second of all, we combine this local knowledge with the strength of being a global market leader.
This means we have the muscles to innovate and customize our solutions to perfectly match your needs.
In addition, we co-operate with universities, scientific institutions and, perhaps most importantly with you.
Your satisfaction is our livelihood.
Based on your needs and your feedback we constantly improve to make sure our offer fits the bill. No matter what kind of cable you need, we have it, and if not, we will invent it.
That is why doing business with us pays off!
Chapter 10: Earth cable at SSG Cable Inc. R&D Co., Ltd
For over decades we have spent a record of 20 million dollars on research and development in 2019. The company’s massive research and development have led to the release of various famous cables like ground cable, mining cable, marine cable, and etc. From prototype to bulk order we shall give overall research and development support. R&D involves securing core technologies for customer value maximization