Electrical separation

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 Question by James Allyn posted 07 Jun 2006
 Electrical separation
The ideal location for my structured media central panel (voice,data,video) is about two feet from my electrical circuit breaker box on a pependicular wall. Is this acceptable? What steps should be taken to prevent any interference?
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 08 Jun 2006
Dear James ,

If this is in a residence then you should be fine. Commercial establishments may include a nearby large transformer which would contribute to EMI issues and require additional separation.

My only advice is NOT to route (separate as much as possible) your communication cables next to the power cables. Also if your structured media cabinet is metal, ground it properly.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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