Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11   Report Post  
Old March 2nd 07, 04:31 PM posted to rec.radio.amateur.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by RadioBanter: Oct 2006
Posts: 118
Default RFI from Switched power supply

On Mar 1, 3:17 pm, Phil Kane wrote:
On 1 Mar 2007 03:18:49 -0500, wrote:

Oh by the way...
found out that the powersupply is 48V! (my bad!)


Well, it won't work from a 12V battery then... g

The only 48V supplies that I am used to are ones that take up, a whole
wall in a communications vault...not quite the same!


Wow.. I have FIOS here in Texas and I don't have excessive noise from
it. 48 Volts? That seems strange because it has only a 12V battery
for backup power.

Are we sure that the problem is not the network wires or something
else?

I guess, I'm asking how did we determine that the power supply was the
problem? (Aside from the fact that this is normally the problem..)

-= Bob =-


  #12   Report Post  
Old March 5th 07, 02:11 AM posted to rec.radio.amateur.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by RadioBanter: Feb 2007
Posts: 58
Default RFI from Switched power supply

Call Verizon and complain to get the problem fixed! The noise also may be
interfering with other people (for example, short-wave radio listeners) who,
because they don't have technical knowledge like you, wouldn't have a clue
what's causing all the noise.

On 1 Mar 2007 03:18:49 -0500, wrote:

Thanks guys!

I'm going to play with some filters and beads. See if that works
first. I agree that it actually is Verizon's problem (and I will
inform them when I can't get it resolved.) but I want to see if I can
avoid the headace of trying to explain them the issue. $5 worth of
filter/beads might not be so badly spend if it works. Oh by the way...
found out that the powersupply is 48V! (my bad!)

73 de Dick, AC7EL

  #13   Report Post  
Old March 9th 07, 06:46 PM posted to rec.radio.amateur.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by RadioBanter: Mar 2007
Posts: 4
Default RFI from Switched power supply

On Feb 28, 1:26 pm, wrote:

I have the (incredible fast and reliable) Verizon fiber optic into the
house for my internet connection. So far so good. However at the
access point there is a battery backup unit for the fiber-Copper
converter. This battery unit is kept charged by a powersupply that
makes an ENOURMOUS amount of RFI that radiates onto the (15 feet) lead
into the unit and from there into the shack. (S6)


Does anybody have any suggestions on how to silence this? Or... a
suggestion for a cheap and 'quiet' powersupply? (It's output is a
regular 12v)


Over the years, I have seen a number of posts that cite strong RFI
from various sources. In most cases, where I have obtained a unit and
made measurements, the units have complied with the FCC limits.

Most of these devices are switchmode power supplies. In the US,
because they intentionally generate signals above 9 kHz internally,
they are classified as unintentional emitters and must meet the FCC
Part 15 conducteed emissions limits below 30 MHz and the radiated
emissions limits above 30 MHz. (The premise is that on HF, small
chasses don't radiate much, while the wires they are connected to
do.)

Unless they are used as part of a computer system, they are "verified"
as described in the Part 15 rules. This means that the manufacturer is
required to test them and keep the results on file. Switchmode power
supplies used in computers are authorized under a Declaration of
Conformity (tested by the manufacturer as verified devices, but only
by labs the FCC has approved) or, rarely nowadays, under
certification, where the manufacturer sends test data to the FCC,
which then authorizes the product.

The manufacturer must meet the limits and authorization requirements;
the operator of the device is responsible for harmful interference.

In most of the interference reports I have seen, someone is
interfering with themselves. If the device meets the FCC rules, and it
is likely that it does, the FCC not, of course, offer much sympathy.

The premise that boxes don't radiate much on HF, but wires do, points
to the cure. The easiest thing to try is a common-mode choke on the
wires going to and from the box. Below 30 MHz, ferrite beads usually
don't have enough inductance to function well as ferrites. You will
need to get a toroidal core that is big enough to pass the
connector(s) through, and wrap about 10 turns of wire onto it. For
lower HF, -73, -75, -77 or -J material is probably best. For upper HF,
I would use -43. The nomenclature of most cores sold to hams has the
size in the first part of the part number and the material in the
second part. For example, an F-240-43 core has an outer diameter of
2.4 inches and uses -43 material.

That may solve the problem, but with a switch-mode supply, it is
likely that differntial-mode noise is also being coupled onto the
line. For that, you need a "brute-force" AC-line filter that uses
inductors and capacitors. I don't know if is still a good number, but
Radio Shack's catalog # 15-1111 is a suitable filter. Others are sold
by Industrial Communications Engineers (http://
www.iceradioproducts.com/).

You may need a combination of brute-force and common-mode filtering.

73,
Ed Hare, W1RFI
ARRL Lab


  #14   Report Post  
Old March 9th 07, 06:46 PM posted to rec.radio.amateur.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by RadioBanter: Mar 2007
Posts: 4
Default RFI from Switched power supply

Oh, one other point I wanted to make.

Typically, from the house next door, a device that complies with Part
15 will be about S7 on HF. If hams know of devices that are
significantly louder than that, I would like to test them. If you
can, provide me with a model number and source and/or the unit itself,
which I can return to you.

Ed Hare,
225 Main St
Newington, CT 06111
Tel: 860-594-0318



  #15   Report Post  
Old March 29th 07, 07:36 AM posted to rec.radio.amateur.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by RadioBanter: Mar 2007
Posts: 1
Default RFI from Switched power supply

"Ed Hare, W1RFI" wrote in news:1173461308.258188.233550
@t69g2000cwt.googlegroups.com:

Oh, one other point I wanted to make.

Typically, from the house next door, a device that complies with Part
15 will be about S7 on HF. If hams know of devices that are
significantly louder than that, I would like to test them. If you
can, provide me with a model number and source and/or the unit itself,
which I can return to you.

Ed Hare,
225 Main St
Newington, CT 06111
Tel: 860-594-0318





One of the loudest sources of RFI I ever had was a UPS that almost
oblitereated the AM radio band making it near impossible to tune an old 5-
tube 'all american' style GE receiver. When I localized the source it
quickly became misc. parts never to bother me again. Sorry I can't send it
to you to play with.

cheers,
chuck...



Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for AMI Switched Capacitor Filter IC B. Newberger Homebrew 0 September 6th 08 04:33 PM
FA linear power supply with toroid power xformer jeff Equipment 0 March 19th 06 07:07 AM
Switched reactances in VCO Thanasis Homebrew 22 November 9th 03 10:36 AM
Switched reactances in VCO Thanasis Homebrew 0 November 3rd 03 12:49 PM
Astron RS-20A Power Supply Great Condition - used to power a VHF radio Les Smith Swap 5 October 16th 03 09:47 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 RadioBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Radio"

 

Copyright © 2017