However, tests have shown that "braid" is far inferior to
solid copper strapping for grounding. Really makes a
difference. W3LPL and others have spent many hours at the
typewriter/keyboards (smiling> discussing this at length.
I saw one in the navy once where it was a VERY neat
connection from solid flat copper 1.5" strip to a "lug"...
Will let the group know when I find it!!!
Jose Castillo - N4BAA
Martin, AA6E wrote:
> I'm not aware of a commercial clamp product. I imagine you could do
> pretty well by drilling the strap and making your own sandwich with
> flat washers and a wing-nut.
> Personally, I prefer to work with 1" copper braid when connecting to
> equipment. It's a lot easier to handle. My scheme is to solder the
> final inch or so with a high power iron to make the braid rigid and
> prevent fraying. I then punch or drill a hole through it and attach
> it with a flat washer sandwich as above.
> The difference in inductance btw braid and strap is pretty small for a
> short run. I use strap when connecting my SPG ground plate to earth -
> a longer run.
> 73 Martin AA6E
> On 10/8/05, N4BAA - JOSE CASTILLO <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>What is the best method of attaching 1.5" and 3" Solid
>>(Flat) Copper Grounding straps to back of equipment? There
>>must be a product that "sandwiches" this strap and has an
>>"eye" for attachement...???
>>Standing by for training.....make me smarter!!!
>>Jose Castillo - N4BAA
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