The Ground Rod is used to connect directly to the earth by connecting the extension cord to your product lead at one end and inserting the Ground Rod directly into the earth at the other.
The Ground Rod is beneficial when it is not practical to use the Australian Adaptor Splitter Plug.
Some examples include:
-You may not have access to an appropriate adaptor plug.
-The country may not have an Earth in their power outlets.
Living in a home that isn’t correctly Earthed (generally built before 1960)
No access to a power outlet
Ground Rods are recommended use in older homes (generally those built before 1960).