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Interference from mains - advice please

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Triggaaar, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Triggaaar

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    I'm just installing new electric cables, Cat5, and audio cables.

    I understand that interference from the electricity cables, can affect the signal on my home cinema cables, but I don't know much more than that.

    When running the cables, is it just a case of making sure the Cat5 and audio cables do not touch the electric cables, or does there have to be some distance between them?

    Is it ok for the Cat5 cables to touch audio cables (either analogue or digital, from a soundcard)?

    Do I also have to keep the Cat5 and audio cables isolated from copper water pipes?

    Thanks
     
  2. Stereo Steve

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    I beleive current building regs do not allow you to run electrical cables in the same conduit as other cables (coax etc.) It's wise to keep them apart anyway. I have just done the wiring in my barn conversion and it got tricky to keep it all seperate. I would recommend at least 100mm gap between audio and mains, maybe more.

    Copper water pipes are not a problem although they should be earthed.
     

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