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RFI/EMI Solutions from KHz to GHz
For 1/2” cables use five split beads for 80-10 meters (3-30 MHz) or ten split beads for 160-10 (1.8-30 MHz) meters or use 15 for even higher choking for 1-10 MHz. For 144 MHz use only 4 beads as they will provide > 500 ohms. Typical common mode suppression is -9 to 30 dB depending upon the number of beads and frequency. Quite often 20 dB is considered the minimum effective reduction.
A minimum impedance of 500 ohms is needed for 50 ohm cable or 10 times the cable impedance for other cables to make a measurable difference in common mode current suppression.
The beads clamp to the cable and may be operated as is for indoor use. However, it is strongly suggested that they be covered to protect the plastic covers from weathering – use electrical tape for best results or heat shrink to ensure longer life. All kits come with instruction manual which covers assembly and application tips.
As you can see from the impedance vs frequency graph, you can very effectively increase the choking impedance by increasing the number of beads on the cable.
Snap On and Slip on Feed line chokes available in sizes to fix cables with outside diameters of 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1" - check website for other size options.
tech note: For RFI frequencies below 3.75 MHz, choose SNO75-1/2-5, 10 or 15 for improved common mode rejection
Note: Ferrite beads may be hexagonal or square shape depending on inventory on hand at time of order.