International Electrotechnical Commission

EN shield
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: IEC60050-461:1984, 461-03-04]

TC/SC:82Terms     Info     Publications
Published in:IEC 62548, ed. 1.0 (2013-07) Terms     Info
Reference number:3.1.47

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