Where to Plug in a Grounding Mat

Where to Plug in Grounding Mat

December 12, 2022 By Mark Hansen

A grounding mat provides many positive benefits to lower stress, reduce fatigue, reduce chronic pain and inflammation, and more. However, without a grounding mat’s ability to transfer electrons into the body, it would be just like any other ordinary mat.

For your grounding mat to effectively transfer negative energy from the Earth to your mat and into your body, your mat must be plugged/ attached to a grounded outlet or rod that can transfer electrons from Earth to the body.  Read on to learn exactly how to plug in your grounding mat to ensure it’s working correctly to maximize its results.

Attach Cord From Mat to Ground Port

To transfer electrons from your mat into your body, you must connect your mat to a ground port. Because your ground port has direct contact with Earth’s surface, this provides the perfect way to indirectly transfer electrons from the Earth, through the mat’s cords connected to the ground port, to the mat, and finally into your body. The top side of your mat, which is also the conductive side of your mat, will have a place to snap on your cord so you can attach your cord from the mat to the ground port.

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Ensure Your Outlet Can Ground

To check if your ground port is effectively working, consider using a ground checker. A ground checker is a small device that you can insert into the outlet you wish to use to connect your mat. If the outlet is grounded, your ground checker will indicate that your ground port is working. However, if your ground checker does not show your grounded outlet is working effectively, this means this outlet will not work to deliver electrons effectively to your mat.

If this is the case, check other outlets throughout your home to see if any work to plug your mat into to ground. If you are unable to find a ground port that works, fear not, there are still ways to use your grounding mat!

How a Grounding Rod Can Help If You Lack Any Ground Ports

Some outlets may not have the ability to ground. If your home doesn’t have a working grounded outlet, while this is rare, it is likely because your home was built in the 1960s or prior. However, just because your home may lack any ground ports doesn’t mean you are unable to use your grounding mat.

While you can consult with an electrician to install grounded outlets, using a grounding rod is another alternative to consider. A grounding rod is placed directly into the soil outside your home. You can then use a cord to connect from your grounding rod outdoors, through your window, and then connect the cord to your grounding mat.