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Any issues routing a mains next to the broadband cable?

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I'm looking at a bit of electrical work at home, and it may be convenient to route a bit of mains AC cable immediately adjacent to the data cable that feeds in to the Virgin Media Hub.

Does anyone know if this is likely to cause interference or other issues with my broadband?


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Hi Snakefighter,

Thanks for your post and welcome back to the community.

Sorry just to clarify on this, would this mean you'd be required to relocate where the wiring for our service comes into the property?



Hi Kain

No, I'm not talking about moving any VM cabling. I need to install a bit of electrical equipment, and so need an AC 240V cable routed somewhere. It may be desirable to have it close to where the existing VM cable is for a short stretch (probably around 20cm).

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Should be no problem. I have mains cables adjacent to both my VM coax cables. The VM hub is under the stairs right in front of the mains feed from the street and electricity meter.

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Thanks for your reply, @Tudor.

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Motors & electrical control gear next to the coax might cause issues with the RF signals, but just plain wiring should be fine.

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