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RE: Static Discharge

The 2kv cap is not suppose to leak.

Assuming that the energy level develops on low capacitance value (few
nano-farads), than a "bleed" resistor located between the positive and the 
negative feeding lines of 10 to 100K can discharge it (lower value - better

Better way is to clamp the voltage developed from excessive charges by using
low impedance path that activated at a certain voltage that fits 
the system requirements at normal working conditions.


Darshan Yair
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Dieter Knollman [SMTP:djhk@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent:	ו, ספטמבר 15, 2000 6:53 PM
> To:	stds-802-3-pwrviamdi@xxxxxxxx
> 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