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Braided Ground Straps for electrostatic discharge, lightning strike and power equipment grounding
A single lightning strike can hit an aircraft with as much as 1,000,000 volts. Static electricity can charge an aircraft, particularly in cold and wet air, with enough electrical potential to result in a discharge that can ignite ground fueling equipment or fry avionics gear. Power generation systems (engines, alternators, starters, etc.) can also produce transient electrical current that can damage adjacent electronic systems.
Damage from these events is minimized and managed in aircraft, Navy ships, mass transit systems and elsewhere through the use of electrical bonding. Flexible bonding straps are attached between equipment and airframes as well as between structural elements and flight control surfaces to conduct destructive electrical surges to ground or to bus bar components capable of absorbing significant amounts of transient voltage
Glenair has designed and supplies a broad range of braided ground strap technologies to both commercial and military aerospace customers, as well as US Navy and a broad range of mass transit applications. Our ground strap technologies are exactingly designed with appropriate conductive and dissipative materials for each application.