Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Fuse box and electrical interference?

  1. #1
    Maximum Bitrate Dave One's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Norfolk UK
    Posts
    573

    Fuse box and electrical interference?

    I've found a nice 'easy to get to' cubby hole by my fuse box. It would be ideal to house my two usb hubs and external soundcard. My main concern would be electrical interference from the relays etc. Should I expect much interference within 2 or 3 inches of the fuse box?

    I'm trying to avoid the pain of moving everything to find out the hard way so your experience would be most welcome.

    Cheers,
    Dave
    Vauxhall Astra SXi Car PC installed.

  2. #2
    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Elsewhere
    Posts
    13,950
    You're putting your USB hubs and sound card next to a major power wire.
    That increases the likelihood of noise from EMI.

    Does it mean it will happen? No. It just means that it's more likely because of audio signal wires from the sound card being that close to major power wires (namely, the main feed into the fuse box).
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

  3. #3
    Maximum Bitrate Dave One's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Norfolk UK
    Posts
    573
    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    You're putting your USB hubs and sound card next to a major power wire.
    That increases the likelihood of noise from EMI.
    Thanks for the reply.

    It may seem like a silly question but can you get anything that would act as an EMI screen? Essentially, the fuse box hangs under dash and USB Hubs/soundcard will be lying on dash compartment base. This would allow me to simply lay a sheet of whatever over the devices to screen them, yes?
    Vauxhall Astra SXi Car PC installed.

Similar Threads

  1. Do I Need To Beef Up My Alternator Or Anything Else
    By chitown_16 in forum Car Audio
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 12-05-2009, 11:10 AM
  2. Connecting Pioneer CD-RB20
    By Sike in forum General MP3Car Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-18-2005, 01:46 AM
  3. GE Powermark Gold Electrical Box --> FOR PC CASE?
    By Duphus in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-18-2003, 12:06 PM
  4. Case question, electrical boxes?
    By Duphus in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-15-2002, 07:00 PM
  5. BMW pre-installed system - TFT ?
    By tsingsu in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-05-2002, 03:16 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •