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Old 04-24-02, 06:26 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Neon lights NOT to be used around computers??


I just went to walmart and bought a blue 6" thin neon light. I came home and looked at the back and it said:

"CAUTION! Do not use the Neon Light Stick near computers or remote control devices. It may interfere with the operation of these types of devices."

So should I not use it then? It's made by 54Studio. I want to put it in the front of my Antec case, where those slits are. Will it be safe to use in my computer?
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Old 04-24-02, 07:32 PM   #2
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It probably emits plenty of fun radio signals. Is the inverter seperate, or is it built into the base of the neon?

If it's going to be in the front, i wouldn't worry because the metal case will block or reflect the interference
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Old 04-24-02, 10:39 PM   #3
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yo i got the same thing have you hooked yours yet man, i cant get mine to turn on based on the comps power...i tried plugigng it into the base inverter part where the switch is and into the main part. Hey btw you plug it in your moms car?? your mom would prob go nuts...
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If you can, get ahold of some ferrites, and put them on the neons wiring. Ferrites help in keeping down EMI and RFI.

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If you can, get ahold of some ferrites, and put them on the neons wiring. Ferrites help in keeping down EMI and RFI.
What makes you think rat-like animals with insane flexibility will reduce EMI?

So what's a ferrite? Iron sheeting or something?

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Old 04-25-02, 12:49 PM   #7
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"FERRITE BEAD, 0.5"L X 1"D X 0.47"ID"

OMG! That's what that thing is! One of those ferrite beads came with my case and I had no f***ing clue what it was for. Now another important question: where was that bead meant to go?

A good secondary one: do you only need one bead to prevent EMI over an entire wire?

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Might be overkill, but I usually put 1 on each set of fan wires. I also use them on the relay setup for my pump and fan setup. As I had a bunch of the larger ones(the circular disks) scrounged from older PCs, I put them on my IDE cables. One seems to be fine for each set of wires.

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better put on your tinfoil hat


you could just buy some metal screen and make a wall around it couldnt you?

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Try this


Neons do emit rf energy. Your bios may have a setting called spread spectrum. Turn this on and it is supposed to help with emi or rf interference.
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