unbalanced line

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unbalanced line

[¦ən′bal·ənst ′līn]
(electricity)
A transmission line in which the voltages on the two conductors are not equal with respect to ground; a coaxial line is an example.

unbalanced line

A cable design that uses different wire types for the signal and ground. Coaxial cable is an unbalanced line, because the signal wire is a small solid wire, and the ground wire is a braided metal that wraps around the inner wire and insulation. The commonly used RCA cables for audio and video are unbalanced coax (see RCA connector). Contrast with balanced line. See balun.
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For low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) applications, balanced cables, such as twisted pair, are usually better for noise reduction and signal quality than unbalanced cables, since balanced cables tend to generate less electromagnetic interference (EMI) than unbalanced.