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Lightning Rod

This web page describes what a lightning rod is.

 

What Is Lightning Rod?

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on a building, or other structure, as part of a system to prevent the building, or other structure, from being damaged by the electrical energy in a lightning strike.

 

The lightning rod (conductor) is connected to earth; the lightning rod diverts the electrical energy in a lightning strike to earth.

 

The image below shows an house with no lightning rod (left) and a house with a lightning rod (right).

 

The lightning rod routes the electrical energy in the lightning strike to earth via the green cable. The earth spike is a metal spike hammered into the ground (earth).

 

 

Lightning Rod

 

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