RE: [SI-LIST] : FCAL DB9 cable shield

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From: sweir (weirsp@a.crl.com)
Date: Tue Nov 16 1999 - 21:22:59 PST


Yes,

Many, many amperes. This can be a significant safety problem if not
properly handled.

Regards,

Steve.
At 03:21 PM 11/16/99 -0800, you wrote:
> >Fibre Channel DB9 Cables from Amphenol and W.L. Gore (with and without
> >built-in equalizer) short the shield to the plug housing on both ends.
> >
> >
> >Farrokh Mottahedin
> >
> >Quantum Corp.
> >500 McCarthy Blvd.
> >Milpitas, CA 95035
> >
>Wouldn't this cause nasty galvanic currents through the shield if the two
>pieces of equipment, attached by the cable with the DB9s, were, say, on two
>different phases of a three phase power feed to a building.
>
>Am I missing something?
>
>thanks
>
>Tom Gandy
>Industrial Catalyst
>
>
>
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