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ALSO CALLED: Shielded Twisted Pair
DEFINITION: (This definition closely duplicates the definition for twisted pair.)Shielded twisted pair is a special kind of copper telephone wiring used in some business installations. An outer covering or shield is added to the ordinary twisted pair telephone wires; the shield functions as a ground.Twisted pair is the ordinary copper wire that connects home and many business computers to the telephone company.  … 
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SHIELDED TWISTED PAIR CABLE DEFINITION (continued): …  To reduce crosstalk or electromagnetic induction between pairs of wires, two insulated copper wires are twisted around each other. Each signal on twisted pair requires both wires. Since some telephone sets or desktop locations require multiple connections, twisted pair is sometimes installed in two or more pairs, all within a single cable. Shielded twisted pair is often used in business installations. The more common kind of wire that is installed to your home is unshielded twisted pair.Twisted pair is now frequently installed with two pairs to the home, with the extra pair making it possible … 
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