[RFI] RFI from low voltage lighting?
Bill Putney <email@example.com>
Tue, 20 Feb 2001 11:14:31 -0800 (PST)
When I take this thing apart there is a toridal transformer (might be an
autotransfomer) and a "dimming coil" (a small toroid wound choke). I don't see
any active componenets or any encapulated block...
On Feb 20, 12:53pm, Hare,Ed, W1RFI wrote:
> Subject: RE: [RFI] RFI from low voltage lighting?
> Hi, Bill,
> The problem is that the power supply is probably a switch-mode supply.
> These can generate a lot of broadband noise. Some hams have replaced the
> power supply with an analog device. It may also be possible to install a
> brute-force filter, such as the Radio Shack catalog #15-1111 or the filters
> sold by Industrial Communications Engineers. (See
> http://www.arrl.org/tis/tisfind.html to look up ICE's contact info.)
> Under the rules, these are incidental emitters. See
> http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/part15.html for info on various types of
> unlicensed emitters of RF.
> Ed Hare, W1RFI
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Putney [mailto:email@example.com]
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> Subject: [RFI] RFI from low voltage lighting?
> I don't understand this. I have a few Alfa low voltage lights (ceiling
> transformers) around the house. They seem to be broad band HF noise
> They aren't on dimmers. It seems to me that a 120:12 volt transformer and a
> halogen lamp shouldn't be an RFI source. Any ideas?
> 73, Bill
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