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CAT6 network cable needs earthing?


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peterbelmans

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Hey, I used a CAT6 network cable (shielded per twisted pair & shield around all twisted pairs) in my home, with all correct CAT6 wall plugs.
And I don't know if I need to connect my earth (from a power socket earth pin) to this cable shield at both ends?

I emailed the manufacturer of the cable, and he tells me:
Earth it to both ends of the cable at the connectors which are floating, so are not connected to building earth.
The latter because I have no idea how your building earth quality is.

I can't make sense of this reply of him?
Is it bad to connect a earth from a power socket to the shield? Can I damage my network equipment when I make an earth fault in my home?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

(ps: It's this cable: BRAND-REX LTD C6U/FTP-HF1 4x2xAWG23 ISO 11801:2002 CLASS E IEC 60332-1 NVP 0.74 5002 278407 36?329 >> purple color)
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Consider this Peter, especially the second section named Grounding Necessities for Shielded Cat 6 cables

http://www.l-com.com...service?ID=4803
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Thanks for the answer, I'm gonna tie an earth from a power socket to my cat6 cables on the "router end" and then I thinks it's okay.
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You're welcome Peter. :)
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