What is a grounding rod attachment?

Updated 2 months ago ​by Scott Henning

The short answer is you do not need to do any additional grounding as the machine is grounded to its own frame. Only if it is being installed as a permanent fixture attached to your home. If this applies, read on...

The recommendation for a grounding rod is best used for a permanent location, such as outside of your house for emergency use. A copper rod driven into the ground and a copper wire attached from the rod to the generator frame will give you solid protection against electrical shock. A GFI (Ground Fault Interrupter) is also another attachment that is effective against electrical shock. It is recommended to speak with a licensed electrician if you are considering this type of permanent installation. If you are running your generator in shallow water areas, it is a must to attach the generator to a grounding rod.

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