Grounding Wire & Cable

A proper grounding of wire & cable ensures both the safety of people and protection of equipment. Grounding wire & cable refers to the place where a cable completes its circuit or connects to the ground. Cable grounding was developed with the invention of circuitry, meaning that an electric (or other) current runs in a return loop & requires an eventual end to its cyclical journey.
A good source to end & contain those loops of power is the ground (earth). Numerous types of cables are required to be grounded, either for safety reasons or by design.
Grounding a Coaxial Cable requires a couple basic tools and just a few steps:
– A grounding block (may vary depending on the type of cable to be grounded)
– A basic connector to ground the cable and its signal to the block
Step outside to the location where the cable enters the building. Connect the grounding cable (the connector) to the grounding block. The power/current will be directed to the ground (earth). Using the correct kind of grounding wire is crucial and depends on the said system & conditions.
The grounding wire’s purpose is to carry excess static and unwanted interference away from the system, redirecting it into the ground. Once the grounding wire and block have been attached, they can be mounted onto or next to a wall close to an entrance point of the building. If multiple cables are grounded, it is important to ground them in a great distance from each other, to avoid ground loops.
Ground loops refer to a situation when two or more currents come into contact in the ground & in turn send unwanted signal interference back into the system.
The purpose of cable grounding is to protect the signal from degradation and interference such as externally induced noise, as well as protection of persons and/or materials. Cable grounding can be done by a professional installer, or if you are up for the task, you can take on the task.