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Method for a twisted-pair network-module cable discharge device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029153D
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 175K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a twisted pair network module cable discharge device. Benefits include improved functionality and improved performance.

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Method for a twisted-pair network-module cable discharge device

Disclosed is a method for a twisted pair network module cable discharge device. Benefits include improved functionality and improved performance.

Background

      Semiconductor devices can be damaged during the initial connection of the cable connector to the network module. The discharge of the energy in the cable through the network module permanently damages the active input circuits

      The conventional solution is redesigning the network module with discharge pins internal to the module.

      An RJ-45 connector is a standard local area network (LAN) connector.

General description

              The disclosed method is conductive fibers affixed to the front of the grounded and shielded RJ-45 network module. At the insertion of the connector, the pins contact the fibers and discharge retained energy to the ground.

      The disclosed method applies to existing modules because the fibers attach to the front of the module. The fibers are conductive and release the charge through the conductive adhesive to the shielded metal network module.

Advantages

              The disclosed method provides advantages, including:

•             Improved functionality due to fully protecting devices against high voltage

•             Improved ease of implementation due to being able to be installed in seconds

Detailed description

      The disclosed method includes 3/8-inch long conductive fibers that are al...