RFI Report Re: IOTA DLS-45 w/IQ4 Charger-PS
The unit arrived today and I made up a cable set and set it to
work charging a 105 AH @ 20hr rated deep-cycle battery.
I was hearing really strong radio frequency interference on the
AM broadcast band 20 feet from the IOTA. The IOTA was sitting
on a table inside of a 20' steel shipping container and the
AM-BC receiver was in another room.
The AM-BC receiver was plugged into the AC outlet so I brought
my little RFI-chasing handheld AM-FM-SW battery-powered receiver
into the same location as the other receiver and no RFI.
I relocated the AC cord of the IOTA from the AC outlet to the
"Surge and Noise Protect Outlets" of a Tripp-Lite UPS and the
RFI that was clobbering the AC-powered AM-BC receiver via the
AC line went away.
So, just as a heads-up for those considering the IOTA - be
prepared to provide line-filtering on the AC side as apparently
the device is not well-filtered there.
Thanks! & 73, KD4E
David Colburn http://kd4e.com
SE-GA Tailgate - April 9th, 2011
Have an http://ultrafidian.com day
I don't google I SEARCH! http://ixquick.com
Shop Freedom-Friendly http://kd4e.com/of.html
RFI mailing list