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Ground Rod

NSN: 5975-00-240-3859 | Model: 8566

An item designed to be driven into the earth for the purpose of establishing electrical contact. One end is pointed or tapered to facilitate entrance into the earth. See also rod section, ground.

NSN Properties and Flags
NATO Stock Number
Overall Length
72.000 inches
Accommodated Conductor Wire Construction
Solid and stranded
Section Quantity
Ground Wire Accommodation
End drilled hole
Point Shape
0.500 inches
Surface Treatment
Style Designator
Conical end
Surface Treatment

Inventory Check

The last inventory check on this NSN was done on 07/27/2021. Due to rapid changes in inventory this may not be the current stock qty.

  • New Surplus: 93
  • As Removed: 1
  • New: 951
  • Serviceable: 1

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NSN 5975-00-240-3859 Datasheet

Supply Class (FSC):
Electrical Hardware And Supplies
Cross Reference:
  • 8566
  • 8566
  • 9566
  • 896393-1
  • 9216
  • 9566
  • J1105
  • J1105
  • 896393-1
Cage Codes:
  • Chance Ab (CAGE 0RUR0)
  • La Chance Ltd (CAGE 73569)
  • National Inc Kearney (CAGE 90190)
  • Lockheed Martin Corp (CAGE 49671)
  • Oliver Iron and Steel Corp (CAGE 74140)
  • Hubbard and Company (CAGE 20117)
  • Joslyn Mfg and Supply Co Atlantic (CAGE 73913)
  • Joslyn Corp (CAGE 74999)
  • 3 Communications Corporation L (CAGE 11447)
  • 5975-00-240-3859 replaces 5975-00-914-6755
Schedule B & Trade:
  • Schedule B: 8535400000 (NAICS 335931)

    Lightning arrestors, voltage limiters and surge suppressors, for voltage exceeding 1000 v

  • SITC: 77245

    Lightning arresters, voltage limiters and surge suppressors for a voltage exceeding 1, 000 volts

  • End Use: 20005

    Electric apparatus


P - Indicates there is no information in the hmirs. The nsn is in a fsc in table ii of federal standard 313 and a msds may be required by the user. The requirement for a msds is dependent on a hazard determination of the supplier or the intended end use of item.


A - Item does not contain precious metal.


- The item does not have a nuclear hardened feature or any other critical feature such as tolerance, fit restriction or application.

Freight Information:
  • NMFC:

    160160 - Ground rods stl cpr clad

  • WCC:

    576 - Metal and metal products, nos, (less than 35 feet)

  • SHC:

    9 - Other or no special handling required (sh)

  • ADC:

    A - Shipment is not a consolidation and does not exceed 84 inches in any dimension.

  • ACC:

    B - Construction materials: includes paint and related materials, prefabricated building, wood products, metal and composition mater

  • LTL:

    U - 50.0

  • TCC:

    Z - No special type of cargo code applicable

NSN Management Codes:
  • SOS
  • AAC
  • Quantity per pack
  • Unit of Measure
  • Shelf Life
  • Classification Control
  • Repariability
    This is a nonreparable item. if condemned or economically unserviceable, then dispose at the level authorized replace the item.

Questions & Answers:

What are the historical prices recorded for this stock number?
Historical data shows pricing from $61.36 to $102.26..
Does NSN 5975-00-240-3859 have a shelf life?
No. There is no shelf life applicable for this NSN.
What NATO entities are users of this NSN?
Department Of The Army, Department Of The Air Force, U.s. Marine Corps, Department Of The Navy, Spain, Canada, Republic Of Korea, Italy, Norway, Greece, and Turkey
What is the NIIN of NSN 5975-00-240-3859?
002403859 or 00-240-3859
Does NSN 5975-00-240-3859 require demilitarization?
Yes - ITAR Controlled
What is the most recent solicitation for NSN 5975-00-240-3859?
No solicitations for this NSN.
When was this national stock number assigned to the federal catalog?
Jan 01, 1963