APPLICATIONS AND USE
Strong Cap LLC manufactures the Strong Cap, a 3-in-1 kit designed to provide long-term protection against corrosion and disconnection of ground rod connections.
The Strong Cap kit can be installed on anything that requires a ground rod connection. This includes but is not limited to:
- pet containment
- livestock electric fences
- agricultural equipment
- hog barns equipment
- dairy equipment
- irrigation pivots
- well pumps
- buildings and other structures
The Strong Cap:
- does not change the function of the ground rod
- is maintenance-free corrosion protection
- maintains the integrity of the ground rod connection
- vessel is UV resistant
- can be buried below ground level
- can be submerged in water
- can accommodate different sized ground rods
TESTING AND APPROVAL
The Strong Cap kit has been tested by UL and is a listed product for Grounding & Bonding Equipment. It complies with UL 467 and is rated for direct burial. The UL File Number is E363276.
The Strong Cap was submitted to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for consideration for the “Technical Standards List” of approved equipment. After reviewing the product information and installation video, the Committee engineers rated it as “a very good product.” Although the “Technical Standards List” has no category for an item like the Strong Cap, the committee chair and engineers stated that the USDA would support requests from co-ops who want to purchase the 3-in-1 kit as maintenance items and for new construction.
Strong Cap LLC is currently working to change the requirement through the National Electrical Code (NEC) to protect ground rod connections.