where to terminate usb cable shield?

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by tux21, May 19, 2010.

  1. tux21

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 10, 2010
    i am putting a shielded usb cable in my pl2303 based usb -> rs232 conv.

    it has the four usb wires + shield braid. the shield is not connected to the body of the type A male connector which is inserted in the pc. so i was thinking if i should short this shield to the device gnd i.e. the ground of my usb -> rs232 board.
  2. beenthere

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    Apr 20, 2004