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I hope this isn't going to be a big mistake, but I just rewired an entire house with new coax and ethernet CAT 6 cables. There is a long run of coax and CAT 6 cables running alongside some very old electrical lines. Are there any interference issues running cables alongside electrical lines?
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Potentially, yes, it's called inductive coupling. The magnetic field created by current running through the electrical wires can cause interference in communications wires.

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It's probably a good practice to keep A/V and Catx cables away from AC feeds.

If you hook everything and don't have issues.... no worries.
If you have issues, you'll have to re-route A/V cables.

Better to have asked before running the new A/V cables. Would have saved you any expense/inconvenviece if there is an issue. smile.gif
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If your data cables or the power cables are in a grounded metal conduit (not together), then there are no issues. Metal conduit will prevent one from interfiering with the other.

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I'd be willing to bet that there's not a pair of grounded metal conduits separating power and data cable runs. It's a "re-wire", not a new install. tongue.gif
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If your data cables or the power cables are in a grounded metal conduit (not together), then there are no issues.

Can you back this up?
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Can you back this up?

Can you quote properly so that I get an alert?


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Before tossing cow pies, let's wait for the OP to respond since he/she hasn't been back since starting the thread.
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Do you actually understand what you linked to?
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