drain wire


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drain wire

[′drān ‚wīr]
(electricity)
Metallic conductor frequently used in contact with foil-type signal-cable shielding to provide a low-resistance ground return at any point along the shield.
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More often, a compromise solution is used, such as running the drain wire to a screwpost inside the backshell (Figure 3).
5 Mm2 X 4 Core Hr Pvc Insulated Frls Sheathed Armoured Control Cables With Aluminium Mylar For Shielding Screen And Copper Drain Wire.
Pvc Insulated Twin Twisted Overall And Pair Shielded Data Communication Cable Atc Aluminium Foil Shielded With Drain Wire.
5 Sqmm Multistranded Atc Drain Wire,Twist Pitch 40-60mm,Hr-85 Pvc Insulated,Unarmoured And Overall Frls Pvc Sheath Of Grey Color With Color Coded
Medium: two Channel Link chips (full duplex serial channel, eight high speed channels, four drain wires, no camera control) supporting A, B, C, D, E and F ports;
100 percent coverage foil/polyester tape shield for optimal shielding with 2 drain wires and an overall tinned copper braid.
MVC-800 is a UL-recognized and CSA-approved AWM style cable, with two 26 AWG data pairs insulated with foamed polyethylene and a 22 AWG PVC-insulated power pair, 100% coverage foil/polyester shielding with two drain wires, and an overall tinned copper braid for optimal shielding performance.
Each data pair has two drain wires at the outside of the pair for quick shield termination per the SATA specification pin-out.