Re: lab electrical requirements

Don Abernathey (dla@pyramid.com)
Wed, 1 May 1996 15:26:54 -0700

Hello!

> I'm soliciting comments about how to set up the
> electrical (building) wiring for a high-frequency
> test lab. My main concern is keeping transients
> and RF off the lines going to my power supplies and
> scopes. Is there such a thing as "clean power,"
> and how does one specify this to the electrician
> who's wiring your lab?
>
> Anyone seen any good articles dealing with this
> topic?
>
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Pick up a copy of the IEEE Emerald book, IEEE Std 1100-1992 "IEEE
Recommended Practice for Powering and Grounding Sensitive Electronic
Equipment" (~$60). ISBN 1-55937-231-1. There is a fair amount of
information on how to do noise-free power installations. You may also
be able to get most of the same information off of the web. Try the
IEEE web site.

There used to be a Federal Information Publication on this subject
(FIP-91), but I don't think it is offered anymore. I do know that the
Emerald book deals with all the same information and in greater detail.

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Don Abernathey |
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