[ntp:questions] GPS 18 LVC (Ground Wire Question)

Uwe Klein uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de
Wed Mar 17 06:19:13 UTC 2010

Alby wrote:
>  drain wire definition - telecom
> A wire wrapped around or part of a shield within a cable that reduces
> the resistance from any point on the shield to ground. A drain wire
> serves to complete an electrical circuit from the shield, thereby
> carrying extraneous electrical noise to ground and away from the
> circuit or system the shield is intended to protect. See also ground,
> ground wire, and shield.
> http://www.serialphy.com/multi-conductor-cable.bmp

drain wire is usefull for (metalised plastic)foil shielding
and is an unisolated wire in contact with the spiral pattern wound
shielding foil.


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