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Shielded power strip

Tatem 3 months ago updated by Seth Lindstrom 2 months ago 4

Hi ElectraHealth,

Planning to purchase your shielded power strip, but have a few questions!


1. If I use an unshielded cord plugged into your shielded power strip, does that cord become shielded due to the strip?


2. If I turn off the power strip, but keep it plugged into the electrical wall outlet, do any of my unshielded cords plugged into the strip give off radiation/electrical fields? I wanted to know if I turn off the power strip when not in use, would I have to take out all of my unshielded cords to minimize EMI. (I understand from your videos when unshielded cords are plugged in the wall, but are not “on”, they are still giving off EMI.)


Thanks.

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Tatem,

I have reached out every day to try and get in touch over the phone. Your line goes straight to a not available message and hangs up on me.

1. If I use an unshielded cord plugged into your shielded power strip, does that cord become shielded due to the strip?

1) No, Shielding is aluminum wrapping on the inside of the cord and is a specialty product under most circumstances. The power strip has a custom modification where it is disassembled and reassembled using a shielded cord. 99% of stock cords are not shielded. Cords that are shielded cannot pass shielding on to non-shielded cords unfortunately.

2. If I turn off the power strip, but keep it plugged into the electrical wall outlet, do any of my unshielded cords plugged into the strip give off radiation/electrical fields? I wanted to know if I turn off the power strip when not in use, would I have to take out all of my unshielded cords to minimize EMI. (I understand from your videos when unshielded cords are plugged in the wall, but are not “on”, they are still giving off EMI.)

2) Yes, your unshielded cords are always subject to small electrical fields when plugged in. The modification done to the power strip is to eliminate this very Electrical Field you are referencing. I would recommend turning off the power strip when not in use, but there is no reason to unplug all of your cables.

I have been trying to reach you for a few days now. Hope all is well. Give me a call here at the office if you have anymore questions. Thanks!


- Seth

- Electrahealth Team

Hi Seth,

Thanks so much for trying to reach back out to me, and so sorry about my phone!! 

I really appreciate your quick reply and thorough answer.

I will be writing you a private message.

Thanks for what you all do,

Tatem

No problem! Be Well!

- Seth

- Electrahealth Team