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).
* 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.