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Re: Static Discharge - An issue to be added to the technical issues list

Dieter, thank you for the input.  I will record the following as the first
additional technical issue to be added to our issues list:

    Decide if there is a need to specify a discharge path for the portential
on the cable.  If the answer is yes, decide if it should be part of the
requirements or an informative annex.  Then complete the work for
incorporating the information in the draft.

Best regards,

Robert D. Love
President, LAN Connect Consultants
7105 Leveret Circle
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 919 848-6773
Fax: 720 222-0900
email: rdlove@xxxxxxxx
----- Original Message -----
From: Dieter Knollman <djhk@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <stds-802-3-pwrviamdi@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2000 12:53 PM
Subject: Static Discharge

> Hi,
> My background is telephony.  I'm totally new to 802.3, so please excuse
> my ignorance.
> One thing that appears strange is the lack of an intentional discharge
> path for the potential on the cable.
> The only means that I have found is breakdown of the common mode
> termination capacitors.
> Are these caps with 2 kV rating intended to be leaky?
> On POTS line interfaces the Tip lead is typically biased around ground
> and serves as a discharge path to earth ground for Analog Sets.  Do the
> IP Phones require a discharge path via the LAN?
> Dieter Knollman
> Lucent
> djhk@xxxxxxxxxx