Smart Trace Systems™
Test Station
Designed for HideOut, TriView, or TestPost


Smart Trace Systems™ – Line Marker Grounding Terminal
Tracer Wire Grounding Terminals should be installed at each location where grounding is present. When locating a conductor, accuracy is best achieved by using low frequency. Low frequency can only be used if the far end of the conductor is grounded. In the normal (or down) position, the associated tracer wire legs are grounded. By flipping the switch up, all lines become ungrounded and isolated from one another, thus allowing the locating technician to connect their transmitter to the intended target to perform the locate. When the locate is complete, simply return the switch to its original position to ensure proper grounding status is achieved.

Placement of Tracer Wire Grounding Terminal
The Line Marker Grounding Terminal has been designed to fit the hole pattern for all line marker. The terminal attaches by using the existing bolts from a line marker, therefore, no mounting bolts are included. See below in Application Notes.

Incorporating a Grounding Terminal into Existing Tracer Wire Systems
This Line Marker Grounding Terminal may be retrofitted into any existing tracer wire system to improve locating capabilities and grounding configuration. Refer to Placement of Tracer Wire Grounding Terminal above.

Application Notes
The Line Marker Grounding Terminal attaches to the line markers using the existing bolts.  Simply un-thread the bolts from the enclosure, align the Grounding Terminal, and reinsert the bolts at the specific locations.  Tracer wires and grounding leads can be attached to this device using a crimped connection. Tracer Wire Technologies recommends using a crimped ring connector for a secure, fail-safe connection. Once a ring connector has been crimped on the end of the wires, use the supplied nuts to secure the wire to the appropriate terminal.

  • Intuitive design provides convenient transmitter connection point and selective grounding isolation
  • Water resistant switch provide moisture intrusion protection
  • Rated for 50,000 make-and-break cycles
  • 5 terminal (4 tracers & 1 ground) allows direct connection to individual tracer wire leg
  • No manipulating bonding / grounding



966 in stock

SKU: STS-LM5T Category:

Additional information

Weight .1375 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 3 × 1 in