In addition to his famous kite experiment, Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod, having revised several hypotheses through a series of experiments detailed in this article. Through experiments designed to explore the various properties of electricity, Benjamin Franklin also correctly theorized that clouds are electrically charged and that lightning is an electrical discharge that interacts with objects on the ground, especially objects that are tall and thus closer to the thundercloud.
Today’s lightning protection rods are updated technologically but still based on Franklin’s original findings. Lightning Elimination Systems installs traditional lightning rods, also known as Franklin rod terminals, as a component of a comprehensive lightning protection system.
|A lightning protection system comprises three parts: