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Re: [RFI] Tesla's Response to Solar Panel RFI

To: KD7JYK DM09 <kd7jyk@earthlink.net>, "rfi@contesting.com" <rfi@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] Tesla's Response to Solar Panel RFI
From: "Hare, Ed W1RFI" <w1rfi@arrl.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 20:44:49 +0000
List-post: <mailto:rfi@contesting.com>
If Tesla gets sued over any of this, absolutely every RFI problem for all time 
from any of their products, including up-and-coming EV wireless-power-transfer 
charging devices will be handled by their attorney.  

If their equipment meets the Part 15 emissions limits, it is the operator of 
the solar system that is responsible for interference, not them.  That would be 
easy for them to demonstrate in court, so the lawsuit would probably go nowhere.


-----Original Message-----
From: RFI <rfi-bounces@contesting.com> On Behalf Of KD7JYK DM09
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2019 7:24 PM
To: rfi@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] Tesla's Response to Solar Panel RFI

"but for loss of enjoyment, and all those other fun things that lawyers sue 
for. Then let HIM end up suing Tesla to recover his money"

True.  In this state we have a statute covering, "Anything which is injurious 
to health, or indecent and offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the 
free use of property, so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life 
or property; is a nuisance, and the subject of an action. The action may be 
brought by any person whose property is injuriously affected, or whose personal 
enjoyment is lessened by the nuisance, and by the judgment the nuisance may be 
enjoined or abated, as well as damages recovered."

That allows a civil case against the offending party.  Doesn't matter if 
someone else installed it, it was for the person that is causing offense, the 
end user is responsible to eliminate it. Additionally, part 15, beyond the 
above statute, states shut the system down upon notification of interference.  
So, inform, expect no noise by the time you get home.  How, doesn't matter, so 
long as it ceases to exist.  Not in an hour, not next week, as soon as the 
issue is announced.  They can burn their panels down, or shoot the optimizers, 
doesn't matter, just the end result, to ensure compliance.

In short, their existence may not be at the expense of others, they have no 
special privileges, or immunity, nor the right to affect others.


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