Standard for the distance between Elec. & Data connections / cables

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Hi Guys,

I am trying to find out if there are any standards / regulations (world wide) for the distance between Electrical and Data cables and or connectors in electrical equipment.

There is some info on medical equip. and cabling in buildings but nothing on the actual equipment. Its logical to try and place them far a apart as possible, but I can't find any info on it!

thanks:smile:
 

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dlgoff
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I always made sure that data cables and power carrying cables were in separate conduits.
 
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If I recall correctly, the recommendation in the abridged CEC (Canadian Electrical Code) is to keep datacomm (regular Cat-5, Cat-3 telecom, etc.) at least a foot away from standard 15/20A cables when they must run in parallel for more than 3 or 4 feet, and preferentially that they only cross at 90 degrees There is some noise immunity offered by having twisted pairs (at least for Cat-5e) and foil shielding (some of the more expensive Cat-5e, Cat-6).

EDIT: Parallel distance added
 
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Hi Guys,
I am trying to find out if there are any standards / regulations (world wide) for the distance between Electrical and Data cables and or connectors in electrical equipment.
There is some info on medical equip. and cabling in buildings but nothing on the actual equipment. Its logical to try and place them far a apart as possible, but I can't find any info on it!
thanks:smile:
Dunno what country you are in, but the first place to check would be with your local power and telecommunications authorities. Im sure it varies from country to country. You need to find out what the rules are in YOUR country :)

cheers
Dave
 
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