Class 8 Physics Some Natural Phenomena Lightning Conductors


 Lightning Conductors

  • It is a device used in building during construction to protect the buildings from the effect of lightning.
  • A metallic rod is erected along the walls of the building during construction such that the tip is protruding outwards at the top of the building.
  • The top end is in air and is not in touch with any metallic surface.
  • The other end is buried in the ground.
  • When a lightning strikes, this provides a direct path for the charges to discharge to the ground, thereby not affecting anybody.

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