I'm going to be installing some underground conduit (PVC) approx. 120'
for a future shop in back of my property. Will I be inviting any signal
or transmission interference problems by running cat5, rg5/6, and
electrical in the same conduit?
It's not a problem to keep the electrical feed seperate in another
conduit, but I would appreciate any input from the experienced.
I wouldn't want my cat 5 or cable in with that power if I could help
it. You'd probably find that computer to be the slowest one on your
network and a crappy cable signal. Even shielded cable that has one
end grounded isn't recommended to be run with power because of signal
If you can find 300 volt rated shielded Ethernet cable, and rg-6 go ahead. I
have never seen any so you may be facing an uphill battle.
I would consider 2 conduits. One for low voltage and one for line voltage.
Keeping the conduits separated in the trench will help the signals for the
Or direct bury the power and conduit the low voltage
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