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[RFI] Question: Conducted vs. Radiated Emissions

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Subject: [RFI] Question: Conducted vs. Radiated Emissions
From: Tony <dxdx@optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 04:04:28 -0500
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I have a question regarding FCC limits on conducted emissions that relates to radiated emissions.

If a solar panel system produces electromagnetic energy that finds its way onto the mains and then onto the power lines which then radiates over the air, that device would be subject to the limits imposed on conducted emissions.

If the same solar panel system radiates the same energy over the air through the cables that make up the system without reaching the mains, FCC regulations would not apply since there are no limits on radiated emissions.

In a situation where both cases produced the same high level of RFI, what course of action would the FCC take? Would they simply dismiss the radiated emissions case and enforce the conductive case simply because of route the energy took?

Tony -K2MO

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