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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:37 am    Post subject: Data Lines and Power Cables Reply with quote

Just found a forum where the members are talking about high pings in video games. Now I always knew that a coiled data cable can cause problems, but there is more.

Seems that crossing data with power cables is just as bad. I suppose it makes sense, but I am sure this potential solution is commonly overlooked when troubleshooting. Seeing how easy it is to correct, next time you have problems with pings, internet speeds, or connection issues, try ensuring that the power and data cable run as far from each other as possible, and cross nowhere.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same with your hi-fi leads! Don't run your power leads next to your audio leads, and if they have to cross, do so at right angles!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To some extent this is true you should never cross bare data cables with power cables but there are ways around it.

The best way is get some felxible PVC pipeing, about 1/2 - 1 inch in diametre (depending how many cables) and just make sure any part which crosses goes through some of the pipe for about 20-30 cm each side. I know this is how a guy i work with runs it and he never has any problems with intereferance.

I should imagine that the same would work for Stereo Wire, but cannot confirm having seen it done.

Hope this helps you guys out.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget the poor man's solution: wrap the cables in tinfoil. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never tried it but that should work. I am currently working on building the poor mans wireless antenna, Get a Deep Fryer Basket, hammer it into the shape of a dish and stick a USB Wireless Card in the middle.

Apparently this makes a great directional antenna Question Question Question
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