Using both electical cables and UTP network cables in the same trunk...
Posted on 2009-07-14
Hi friends !
I am installing network (trunks, UTP network cables, electric cables) for my internet cafe. I have arround 15 PCs and thus 15 UTP cables will pass from the trunk . The height of the trunk is 6 cm and depth is 4 cm.
Now, somebody told me that it is not good to use electrical cables (Phase, Neutral and Earth) and all UTP cables in the same trunk because electrical cables and network cables both generate magnetic field and this magnetic field decreases the data transfer efficiency of network cables.
Another person told that there is no problem to use both types of cables in the same trunk because the magnetic filed is very very weak and doesn't affect the network. He also told that if you twist the power cables then that magnetic field become weaker and negligible.
Please give me your suggestions and tell me your experiences in this concern. I mean whether it is accepted to use both types of cables in one trunk or I should use separate trunks.