EMC implementation - Separating cables

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The physical separation of high and low-current cables is very important for EMC, particularly if low-current cables are not shielded or the shielding is not connected to the exposed conductive parts (ECPs). The sensitivity of electronic equipment is in large part determined by the accompanying cable system.

If there is no separation (different types of cables in separate cableways, minimum distance between high and low-current cables, types of cableways, etc.), electromagnetic coupling is at its maximum. Under these conditions, electronic equipment is sensitive to EMC disturbances flowing in the affected cables.

Use of busbar trunking systems such as Canalis or busbar ducts for high power ratings is strongly advised. The levels of radiated magnetic fields using these types of trunking systems is 10 to 20 times lower than standard cables or conductors.

The recommendations in the “Cable running” and “Wiring recommendations” sections should be taken into account.