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[RFI] Grounding the Operating Position

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Subject: [RFI] Grounding the Operating Position
From: EDWARDS, EDDIE J" <eedwards@oppd.com (EDWARDS, EDDIE J)
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 10:32:13 -0500
> -----Original Message-----
> From: EDWARDS, EDDIE J [SMTP:eedwards@oppd.com]
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:       David Jordan [SMTP:wa3gin@erols.com]
> > I vaguely remember reading that braid was not preferred when trying to
> > reduce unwanted RF currents.  If my memory serves me correctly it was
> > stated that a piece of #16 guage wire was better than using 1/2 inch
> > braid.
>       Use either a #6 bare with green insulation or a 1-1/2" copper strap
> if available.  
        Actually, #4 AWG would be better if the run is over 8' long and #2
if over 16' long.  And that's either bare OR w/green insulation.  Solid or
stranded is OK.

        Be sure to use copper rated connectors to avoid dissimilar metal
problems.  The reason for the large conductor is more than just for RF
ground.  It's also a safety ground as well.

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