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What is EMI and how can I prevent it?

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What is EMI and how can I prevent it?

  • What is EMI and how can I prevent it?
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    EMI stands for Electro-Magnetic Interference. It is potentially harmful to your communications system because it can lead to signal loss and degrade the overall performance of high-speed cabling. EMI is interference in signal transmission or reception and is caused by the radiation of electrical or magnetic fields which are present near power cables, heavy machinery, or fluorescent lighting.

    Avoiding EMI is as simple as not laying your network cable within 12" of electrical cable, or if needed switching from UTP to shielded cable.