Ed - K0iL
Sun, 31 Mar 2002 20:06:00 -0600
On Sunday, 31 March, 2002 9:28 AM, KE2N@cs.com [SMTP:KE2N@cs.com] wrote:
> The 2002 National Electric Code requires that all new residential
> construction use Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters
> I recently looked at one of these at the electrical supply store. They
> very much like a GFI circuit breaker, but have a big FCC Part 15 sticker
> them. The instructions state that they may cause interference to
> and must accept interference from transmitters, which I suppose is the
> definition of a Part 15 device....
Re: Part 15...Doesn't it go something like this: "This device MUST NOT
cause harmful interference, and MUST ACCEPT any and all interference." In
other words "No FCC protection".
> Any one have experience with these? Has any organization done RFI tests
> them? Will all the bedroom lights go out in my new house when I key up my
Don't have any experience with them yet, but I would think they'd be either
the same or better than the old GFIs in the EMI area.
I have a bathroom GFI that is in the brkr box that's somewhat sensitive to
RF, but cannot ever duplicate it. Usually find it tripped after I've been
on contesting and transmitting over a wide range of freqs so unable to
determine which band or specific freq(s) it trips at. Only find it that
way once or twice a year though.
de ed -K0iL
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