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IF Cable Termination, Earthing & Water Proofing

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IF Cable Grounding 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Material and Tools Grounding Kit Grounding Cable Termination Waterproofing of Grounding Cable

2. IF Cable Termination 2.1 IF Cable Termination with N-Type Connector 2.2 N-Type Connector Installation Procedure 2.3 Waterproofing of IF Cable ODU End 3. Surge Arrestor Installation 3.1 Surge Arrestor Installation Guide 3.2 Grounding of Surge Arrestor 3.3 Waterproofing of Coaxial Cable Termination

1.1.1.2.1 Material and Tools for IF Cable Grounding 秘密▲ 1. Tools ► ► ► ► ► Knife Cable Cutter Measure/Ruler Adjustable Wrench Hand Crimping Tool .1 Material ► ► ► ► Grounding Kit Thimble Self bonding Tape PVC Protection Tape 1. IF Cable Grounding 1.

2 Grounding Kit Thimble Earthing Connector 秘密▲ Fixing spring clamp Earthing Cable of 6mm² .1.

1.3 Grounding Cable Termination (1/4) 秘密▲ Step.1 Mark on the cable for the size of Earthing Connector .

3 Step.4 . be sure not to damage the braided shield 秘密▲ Step.1 Step.3 Grounding Cable Termination (2/4) Step.2 Cut & remove the sheath of IF cable.2 Step.1.

3 Grounding Cable Termination (3/4) Step.3 Place and fix the Earthing connector on the IF cable as shown in pictures Earthing Connector on IF cable Fixing spring clamp on Earthing Connector .秘密▲ 1.

2 Earth Bus bar at Vertical cable tray .4 Crimp the thimble with crimping tool and terminate at Earth Bus bar 秘密▲ Step.1.1 Earth Bus bar at Horizontal cable tray Step.3 Grounding Cable Termination (4/4) Step.

The one which has possibility of moisture penetration is because of wrong point sealing.4 Waterproofing of Grounding Cable part (1/3) 秘密▲ Many times water penetration inside the IF Cable from the Grounding point. Self-bonding Tape (>2mm) 1 Point seals step cracks to be sealed Cracks to be sealed with silicon paste Spring Clamp for fixing 2 Shielding of cable connection part. All naked uneven metal to be shield (wraps) with self-bonding tape. The direction of the winding always ends on the side of ODU/ANT or upper to prevent the infiltration of water. with PVC tape. Moistures penetrates from Grounding cable crack and accumulate at free space of connector point. was observed on Straight Connector and Surge Arrester part (water accumulated in the horizontal cable portion). To overcome this. not sealed Grounding cable crack with silicon paste (silicon rubber) or not sealed with proper thickness of selfbonding tape. the waterproof taped part moves and a crack is built. without IF cable. 4 Protective Taping (>3 layer). It moves when the spring clamp is not tightened. As a result. resulting in moisture.1. . 3 Seals of cable crack with silicon paste (silicon rubber) and then total shielding with self-bonding tape (more than 3mm thickness). set Spring Clamp for firm fixing with grounding kit.

and shield the cable cracks with silicon paste .4 Waterproofing of Grounding Cable (2/3) Step 1. Apply the self bonding tape to fill the cracks on ends of Earthing kit for leveling Step 2. Apply more than 3mm thickness self bonding tape for Shielding of all naked uneven metal. Self bonding tape to fill the cracks Self bonding tape more than 3mm thickness Step2 Step1 Note: Crack between cables should be shielded with silicon paste before taping .秘密▲ 1.

1.4 Waterproofing of Grounding Cable (3/3) Step 3. Apply 3 layers of PVC Protection Tape 秘密▲ Step 4. Use 100 mm black Tie wrap to tie the both ends of Earthing kit after applying the PVC tape PVC Protection Tape Tie Wrap at both ends Note: Finish taping from bottom to ODU/ANT side or upper side .

1.秘密▲ 2. Washer 3.Clamp B 6.Insulation 8.Center Contact Pin 1 7.Clamp A 5. IF Cable Termination 2. Lock Nut 2.Gasket 4.1 IF Cable Termination with N-Type Connector Parts of N-Type Connector (Straight) shown in below.Connector Shell 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 .

2.2 N-Type Connector Installation Procedure (1/6) Step 1. first fit the lock nut. washer and gasket on the cable as shown 秘密▲ Washer Lock Nut Gasket (Rubber) .

taking care not to damage the braided shield. and fit the clamp A Step 3.2.2 N-Type Connector Installation Procedure (2/6) 秘密▲ Step 2.3-1 Step.3-2 . Fold back the braided shield (separating the strands of braid) and trim it Clamp A Step. Strip back the cable sheath.2 Step.

秘密▲ Clamp B Step.4 .2 N-Type Connector Installation Procedure (3/6) Step 4. Be sure not to cut or scratch the conductor while striping the insulation.2. Cut away the insulation from the center conductor and fit the clamp B.4 -1 Step.

Cut the center conductor. Taper the end of the conductor using file as shown in the circle Step 6.Mount the center contact pin onto the center conductor as shown .2.2 N-Type Connector Installation Procedure (4/6) 秘密▲ Step 5.

7 . Mount the insulation onto the center contact Insulation 秘密▲ Step.2.2 N-Type Connector Installation Procedure (5/6) Step 7.

Insert the cable into the connector shell Step 9.8 Step.2 N-Type Connector Installation Procedure (6/6) Step 8. Tighten the lock nut Step.秘密▲ 2.9 Note: Never turn the connector shell .

Step 5. Step 4. Step 2. Note: 1.2. Connect IF cable with ODU and tight properly. Apply more than 3mm thickness of self bonding tape by stretching its each turn.3 Waterproofing of IF Cable at ODU End Step 1. Use 100mm black tie wrap to tie the both ends after applying PVC tape on connector. IF cable should turned down ward direction 秘密▲ Self bonding tape >3mm thickness Three or more layers of PVC tape . Apply three or more layers of PVC protection tape by over lapping its each turn. Step 3. Wrapping of tape should be finished at ODU end 2. Apply self bonding tape on moving parts of connector to seal the cracks.

1 Surge Arrestor Installation Guide 秘密▲ Insert the surge arrestor and NJ-NJ adapter in between both NP-Type connectors as shown in following picture. NJ-NJ Adapter Surge arrestor grounding thimble N-Type connector N-Type connector Surge arrester .3. Surge Arrestor Installation Guide 3.

Surge arrester grounding Surge arrester weatherproofing 秘密▲ Grounding cables at Bus bar Step1 Step2 Step 3 . Connect grounding thimble to the surge arrester as shown in picture.3. Do proper water proofing and labeling. Step 2. Step 3. Connect the grounding cable with earth bus bar.2 Grounding of Surge Arrestor Step 1.

1st Step Point seals and leveling: Use Self-Bonding (adhesion) rubber tape. 2nd Step Shielding of cable connection point: 1) Shield with self bonding tape (>3mm thickness). The vibration of the cable always breaks this packing and shield wires of coaxial cable.3 Waterproofing of Coaxial Cable Termination (1/5) Water infiltration Rev. 13/Jul/08 (Y. . 4) Silicon seals 3) suppresses 2) Connect grounding cable to arrestor body.3. pull it (stretch) until becomes thin and then wrapping on the crack point.D) 秘密▲ COAXIAL TERMINATION SURGE ARRESTOR COAXIAL TERMINATION Water infiltration Cracks to be sealed No water proofing points (cracks of moving parts) Seals packing for cable fixing. (stretch or expand self-bonding tape to max (800% Scapa).

It pulls (stretch >100%) tape to ensure effective bonding (fusion. .3. adhesion) and then wrap until sufficient thickness (>3mm). ODU/ANT up-side 4th Step Protective Taping (3 layer) The rubber fusion layer >3mm thickness Cable tie ODU/ANT (up) side Use a PVC protection tape.3 Waterproofing of Coaxial Cable Termination (2/5) 3rd Step Total Shielding: Use Self-Bonding Tape. The PVC protection tape has only a few stretch margin and it has high resistance for outdoor use (compared with the usual vinyl insulation tape). Never use Vinyl insulating tape !!. The tape which has a elasticity (soft) can not use. It pulls at 1st laying for fastens up the self-bonding (autohesion) layer. The direction of the winding always ends on the side of ODU/ANT (up) to prevent the infiltration of water. 2nd to 3rd laying. Overlap the PVC tape to half width. 秘密▲ Shield with self bonding tape (more than 3mm thickness) First use a silicon seals for grounding cable to seals this cable crack. it does usual wrapping method.

Put silicon paste to seal the cracks between cables. Remove the thimble from surge arrestor and terminate on the earth cable of 2. Connect earth cable to surge arrestor body.3. 秘密▲ Step 2. Before filling the cracks with self bonding tape After sealing the cracks with self bonding tape . Step 4. Step 6. Step 5. Seal up the earth cable connection part (Thimble) gently.4 Surge Arrestor Waterproofing Guide (3/5) Step 1. Suppress earth cable to connector body and IF cable. Step 3.5mm². Apply self bonding tape to moving parts of connector to seal the gap as shown in picture.

3 Surge Arrestor Waterproofing Guide (4/5) Step.7 Apply more than 3mm thickness of self bonding tape by stretching each turn of tape.3. 秘密▲ .

3 Surge Arrestor Waterproofing Guide (5/5) Step 8. Step 9. Apply two or more layers of PVC protection tape by over lapping each turn of tape. Use 100mm long black tie wrap to tie the both ends after applying PVC tape on connector. PVC Protection Tape Wrapping 100 mm Black ties on connector .秘密▲ 3.