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An electrical cable device such as a heating cable includes a braidless ground return layer surrounding an inner jacket. The ground return layer is formed by a conductive polymer and a ground return wire connected to the conductive polymer. The polymer may be made suitably conductive for ground fault detection by addition of a particulate conductive filler such as carbon black, carbon fibers, or a blend thereof.

Title
Electric cable having braidless polymeric ground plane providing fault detection
Application Number
9/432688
Publication Number
6288372 (B1)
Application Date
November 3, 1999
Publication Date
September 11, 2001
Inventor
Ted M Aune
Boulder Creek
CA, US
Frank Orecchia
Redwood City
CA, US
Lawrence J White
Newark
CA, US
Jose Gamarra
Union City
CA, US
Albert J Highe
Redwood City
CA, US
Chester L Sandberg
Palo Alto
CA, US
Assignee
Tyco Electronics Corporation
PA, US
IPC
H05B 3/44
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