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I ran into this wiring symbol today and haven't been able to find out what it means. Somehow internet search of "criss-cross wire schematic symbol" wasn't especially fruitful.

Is this something I need to worry about or is this just a representation of a USB connection?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Well, I don't know but the symbol would suggest shielded twisted pair cable to me. \$\endgroup\$ – Roger Rowland May 6 '16 at 17:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ Twisted Shielded Pair with male pins on both ends of the cable. \$\endgroup\$ – Tyler May 6 '16 at 17:58
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That's showing the internal workings of a typical USB cable. The shield (top line) is connected to the chassis of both devices. USB Data- and USB Data+ are twisted together for better noise rejection, at the cost of increased capacitance between the two. Likewise, power (VBUS) and ground are twisted for the same reason.

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The crossed wires means that the cable must be a "Twisted pair".

Additionally, the dotted line indicates an RF shield (e.g. metal foil or braid).

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I would prefer to say dotted cylinder \$\endgroup\$ – Nayuki May 7 '16 at 16:10

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