Interference with gigabit ethernet
If I run a power cable beside a cat5e cable used for gigabit ethernet, and the device that the power cable is connected to is only consuming 6W of power, will it still cause interference with the network?
John GaltForward, MarchPremium
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My network cables overlap a lot of power cables. I have no interference.
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said by Mango:Ethernet uses twisted pair balanced signaling to reject external noise source. It is always good practice to separate signalling from power by as much distance as possible but as others have posted it will probably not be a problem. The only way to know for sure is to monitor Ethernet stats once it is installed.
If I run a power cable beside a cat5e cable used for gigabit ethernet,
In general, I assuming using armored/metallic cable will reduce power line interface with low voltage cables like ethernet, right?
So if you have to run a power cable, maybe running an AC/MC cable along that stretch would make sense?
...or did you literally mean a power cable, as in the cable used to plug the device into a wall power socket? In which case I think it's not a big deal.
I was referring to the cable used to plug the device into a wall power socket. The device in question is a cable modem and only consumes 6W of power. I could run the power cable a foot away from the ethernet, but it wouldn't look as nice.
Hayward K A R - 1 2 0 CPremium
Key West, FL
If you are talking of that short a proximity run and that low current doubt it will make any difference.
And is it actually AC cord or post power supply DC cord? If the latter even less likely a problem.
It is AC but it's the only device that uses AC which is why I was curious. Thanks!