Recommendation for handling wall phone plates in UTP cable installations

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In order to prevent a potential ground loop effect on F/UTP cable installations I usually avoid letting the metal shell of a shielded connector touch a metallic plate. What does Siemens AG recommend for wall phone plate installations when deploying an F/UTP cabled installation?

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Ground loops occur when there is a difference in potential or a return path for a transient current. If the system is properly drained in at least one end (in the telecommunications room) any transient leaves via the bonding/earthing busbar and grid. As the metallic faceplate is not connected to earth, there would be no ground loop. If code is followed, even if it is connected to earth/ground, the potential by code is equalized through the telecommunication bonding busbar. For a whitepaper on this subject, please visit <a href=”http://siemon.com/us/white_papers/06-07-20-grounding.asp”>http://siemon.com/us/white_papers/06-07-20-grounding.asp</a>.

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