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Brian Ferguson
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I was prepared to let this one go, but....

QUOTE the equipment of the emergency services for example, or somebody's heart pacemaker

What kind of equipment do you use over there!
The suppressor is for low-level RF interference, as you MIGHT experience on SOME TVs in close proximity to the car. It is not to stop your slot car from jamming the 9-1-1 frequencies, or wreaking havoc with medical equipment, or causing pacemaker failures, or bringing down military jets, spacecraft, or giving aliens headaches. (Hopefully they don't read your posts!)

Do you honestly believe that North American slot cars are causing such trouble here in North America?
 

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Brian Ferguson
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It is quite true that RF interference can be broadcast through the mains supplies. I did not mean to infer that the phenomenon doesn't exist, but rather that it is not the serious problem Mope would have us believe. For many reasons. First, most modern equipment has built-in suppressors on the receiving side - TVs, stereos, etc. Also, any critical installations have the mains protected from ALL such sources of interference. Heck, my house even has it! And we use intercoms that intentionally broadcast ON the mains feed within the house.

Emergency services do not rely on consumer-level suppression. And pacemakers should NEVER be plugged into the mains supply!


Just one more case where Mope has taken a potentially valid thought and gone off on a ridiculous tangent.
 

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Brian Ferguson
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Yes, in some ways! It's puts a high frequency signal onto the mains which is detected by appropriate receivers, much like the digital signal is placed onto the track feed for slots.
 
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