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[Towertalk] Re: I.C.E. rotor protection

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Subject: [Towertalk] Re: I.C.E. rotor protection
From: (Ken Hopper)
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 11:15:35 -0500
Yes, Tony N2TK is exactly right. The I.C.E. (and Polyphaser) are both "shunt" 
devices that shunt current to ground - so plan on providing a good ground from 
your ICE/Poly box to the tower. I used crimp on lugs where I split the cable 
and two wires to each lug, one lug per screw terminal. I also used some of 
that "bulb grease" that is used in RV's and to weatherproof electrical 
connections in cars. The stuff I used came with my beam - but there are lots 
on the market and at auto supply stores.

I used three of them in my installation of a new SteppIR beam (along with the 
I.C.E. #301U coax lightning protection units). Two for the 13 wires coming 
from the SteppIR (12 control and ground) and one for my HAM-IV rotor. I 
purchased the 50VDC units and they are working perfectly.

I sure feel better knowing they are up there at least providing some form of 

de ken n9vv
n9vv at arrl dot net

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