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#182150 - 11/19/08 01:56 PM Separation between HDMI and 110 VAC lines
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I have a customer who purchased an LCD tv and wants to mount it over his fireplace mantle. He'll keep his existing cable box and DVD player in the original location. I need to run power and an HDMI line to the new location. What kind of separation do I nedd between the two so I don't have an interference issue?
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#182186 - 11/20/08 01:58 PM Re: Separation between HDMI and 110 VAC lines [Re: petey_c]
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I let this lay here for a couple of days because I know I will be flamed but I don't think you will ever see any interference between 60hz power and a shielded HDMI cable, even if you tywrapped them together. If you are really worried a few inches of separation will be plenty. Bear in mind a "twisted pair" for 60hz would only need a couple twists a mile to be overkill. The wavelength is over 3000 miles long. (look at a power line) The normal twist in romex as it comes out of the box is way more than enough. Just don't be a neat freak and untwist it when you staple it.

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#182190 - 11/20/08 04:11 PM Re: Separation between HDMI and 110 VAC lines [Re: gfretwell]
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You won't have an interference problem so don't even worry about it. HDMI is a digital interface and that makes it even more immune.

What I would worry about is changing the HDMI cable or adding something else later (there are several inputs you know). I would run smurf tube from the back of the monitor to where it comes out by the cable box. Make it large enough to get component cables with their RCA plugs through as well a a couple of HDMIs.

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Edited by hbiss (11/20/08 04:17 PM)
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#182200 - 11/20/08 09:20 PM Re: Separation between HDMI and 110 VAC lines [Re: hbiss]
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Thanks for the reply. I didn't think there'd be any problems. I had spoken to someone from monster cable and they said in a parallel run there would be interference... petey
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#182201 - 11/20/08 10:06 PM Re: Separation between HDMI and 110 VAC lines [Re: petey_c]
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"Monster cable" ??

Consider the source. They sell snake oil.
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#182228 - 11/21/08 08:55 AM Re: Separation between HDMI and 110 VAC lines [Re: petey_c]
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When fishing through attics and down walls the conduit in the link below works well. It's very flexible and easer to fish down walls than smurf tube.
http://www.alliedelec.com/Images/Product...BLE_7080067.PDF
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#182433 - 11/26/08 12:57 PM Re: Separation between HDMI and 110 VAC lines [Re: A-Line]
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Originally Posted By A-Line
When fishing through attics and down walls the conduit in the link below works well. It's very flexible and easer to fish down walls than smurf tube.
http://www.alliedelec.com/Images/Product...BLE_7080067.PDF


Im sure that cable isnt as cheap as smurf is!
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#182489 - 11/28/08 04:46 PM Re: Separation between HDMI and 110 VAC lines [Re: sokoservices]
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Originally Posted By sokoservices
Originally Posted By A-Line
When fishing through attics and down walls the conduit in the link below works well. It's very flexible and easer to fish down walls than smurf tube.
http://www.alliedelec.com/Images/Product...BLE_7080067.PDF


Im sure that cable isnt as cheap as smurf is!

It's conduit not cable and you're right it's not as cheap as smurf tube.

But it's a whole lot easier to fish in walls and attics than smurf tube. You have to factor the labor into the equation. The labor can quickly eat up the money you saved by using the smurf tube.

If it's new construction and open framing it's a different story.

It's really not that expensive for small jobs such as installing wall mounted televisions and you're just running a short distance to the equipment rack.

http://web4.automationdirect.com/adc/Sho...ectrical_Tubing




Edited by A-Line (11/28/08 04:58 PM)
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