International Electrotechnical Commission

EN shield (of a cable)  
a surrounding earthed metallic layer to confine the electric field within the cable and/or to protect the cable from external electrical influence

Note1 to entry: Metallic sheaths, armour and earthed concentric conductors may also serve as shields.

[SOURCE: IEC60050-461:2008, 461-03-04]

TC/SC:82Terms     Info     Publications
Published in:IEC 62257-1, ed. 3.0 (2015-10) Terms     Info
Reference number:A.133

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