Best way to shield signal cables crossing power cables?
Nov 12, 2008 at 12:53 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

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I have a ~30 ft run of four conductor signal cable (unshielded..it was cheap) from my (soon to be) DAC at my 'puter to my home stereo in another part of the house. In the attic I have to cross several Romex power cables. What is the best way to shield the signal cable? Can I place some material between them? How far away would they have to be? I know about the 90 degree crossing rule but is there anything else I can do?
 
Nov 13, 2008 at 1:24 AM Post #3 of 5

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Originally Posted by mrarroyo /img/forum/go_quote.gif
I have been told to not let them touch and cross perpendicularly.


huh? Aren't you supposed to cross them at right angles when you can?
I'm certain you're not supposed to run IC's and power cables parallel.
 
Nov 13, 2008 at 1:33 AM Post #4 of 5

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JamesL, that's what mrarroyo said: to not let them touch and cross perpendicularly.

Your confusion would have been warranted if he used or.
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