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Running parallel or at right angles to power cables (damage limitation)

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by matblack, May 12, 2005.

  1. matblack

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    The cellar roof space is like a rats nest of power cables and I need to run S-video and component cables and speaker cables right across the them.

    I will have to cross at right angles and/ or run parallel to some but I can limit it. The question is what is going to be the one I should avoid most :lease:

    Cheers

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    In my experience S-Vid is the only one that's had interference problems but they were certainly noticeable. I would place any other video cables next in the list and put speaker cable as the last of your priorities. It will be very obvious if you have noise induced in your speaker cables as it will be within the audible spectrum so if you have problems then you can go back and play around again. :)
     
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    I'll run all the new cables pretty much together and take the clearest route but its the intersections with the power cables that worry me though. I can go across them at right angles OR run parellel, which would be best?

    Going back aand playing around isn't an option :(, the plasterboard wil go on AFTER I run the cable and I won't have much of a chance to test :(

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    Definitely right angles. Don't forget that you may also be able to vertically space the cables by putting something between them. :)
     
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    I think I can get a vertical gap of at least an inch between the power and the other cables for each 90 degree intersection :)

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    also dont cross video cables if you can help it run them seperately well spaced and dont for get you can move the power cables too...........(obviously make sure they are off and you follow good safety procedures.
     

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