600VDC and 802.11?

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Fri Apr 11 12:39:28 UTC 2003

Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> Anyone know about the compatibility of high-voltage DC systems and 802.11b?
> The gear itself will be running on 120VAC via an inverter, but 600VDC/300A
> creates a strong EM field that messes with a lot of off-the-shelf RF gear
> and even some non-RF electronics.

To give you a vague idea, we had an issue with a 5 mile 802.11b run 
early on. It turns out that the signal was crossing a power line at less 
than 5 degrees. Cutting sharply across the power line fixed our problem. 
In general, it's best to just try it and see what happens.


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