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3.2 10BASE5 Components

Terminator and Grounding

There must be a type N 50 ohm terminator installed at each end of a thick coaxial cable segment. The standard notes that the thick coax segment should be grounded at one point for electrical safety reasons. There must only be one grounding point, to avoid disrupting the Ethernet signals carried by the cable. All other metal parts on the cable should be insulated or carefully routed and fastened in place with plastic cable ties to avoid accidentally touching an electrical ground.

Quick Reference Guide to 10BASE5 Thick Ethernet - 04 SEP 95
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