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Method for Detecting Open Ground Bonds

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055857D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
McCarthy, PF Smith, AA [+details]

Abstract

It is difficult to detect open ground bonds using direct current techniques in a twisted pair where one of the wires is connected at each end to ground. A current probe has been utilized to measure current on the twisted pair; however, this method requires physically attaching the probe to each pair and is not practical for automated testing.