If you don't believe in cables then do yourself a favor and by the cheapest crap you can find. The last time I broke a cable it was an IDE cable stuck in a harddrive about 12 years ago.
post #31 of 43
4/17/10 at 7:35pm
RF interference rejection by mains cables?
This link talks about how a cable may theoretically reduce rf from the mains socket. From what I've read, cable geometry can cause emi AND rfi to be reduced, of course under the right circumstances.
If the link came from a creditable source with no conflict of interests, I'd probably read it.
|Given all the points I consider I am sceptical about the idea we should choose a ‘special’ mains cable for the specific purpose of acting as an ‘RF filter’. My own view is that simpler and perhaps cheaper methods are widely available and would probably be more likely to succeed. I would be more inclined to employ those if I was worried about mains-conveyed RFI. Various component companies can provide mains filtering units, etc. at relatively modest prices. If you wish to filter the mains input, then my suggestion would be to buy a mains filter unit, not a new mains cable!|
I find this link worth adding here to revive this old thread: