Sub Panel sharing ground with Electrical Fence charger

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Old 06-15-16, 07:51 AM
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Question Sub Panel sharing ground with Electrical Fence charger

I have an electric fence charger in my barn, and it's grounding system has two 8' grounding rods driven deep into the ground. I am installing a subpanel in that same barn, and I want to make sure there are no issues with tapping into that grounding system for my Sub-panel. Can I just run a wire from my grounding bar in the sub-panel and clamp it/tie it into the grounding rod system?

PS: the barn is a separate building from my main panel (if that wasn't already apparent)
 
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Old 06-15-16, 08:00 AM
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Any fence charger I've used says to have a separate earth ground system from the building electrical.
 
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Old 06-15-16, 09:45 AM
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I do have to ground the sub panel, using a grounding rod at the new location, correct? The ground and neutral wires are separate all the way back to the main panel
 
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Old 06-15-16, 10:21 AM
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I do have to ground the sub panel, using a grounding rod at the new location, correct?
Yes, because it's a subpanel in a separate structure, you do need to have at least one 8' ground rod.

I don't know much about electric fences, so I'll leave that question to others.

-Mike
 
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Old 06-15-16, 01:01 PM
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Yes the panel needs an earth ground -- at least one 8' ground rod.
 
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