Electromagnetic compatibility of PLC adapters for in-home/domestic networks
Lukas Potisk – Jozef Hallon – Milos Orgon – Radek Fujdiak
The use of programable logic controllers (PLC) technology in electrical networks $230\,$V causes electromagnetic radiation that interferes with other electrical equipment connected to the network [1--4]. Therefore, this article describes the issues of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of new PLC adapters used in IP broadband services in a multi-user environment. The measurements of disturbing electromagnetic field originated in PLC adapters were made in a certified laboratory EMC (laboratory of electromagnetic compatibility) in the Institute of Electrical Engineering at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. The measured spectra of the radiated electromagnetic field will be compared with the results obtained when testing older PLC modems~.
Keywords: PLC, home appliances, domestic newtworks