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120AC and Low Voltage Routed Together?

Posted by cz9h3d (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 7, 12 at 15:33

I've read where you don't want to run 120AC lines next to low voltage due to interference (i.e. for phone lines, Ethernet, etc)

I'm installing 24V undercabinet lighting, using a dimable transformer. I want to run a couple low voltage lines to a wall switch to enable turning on/off my 2 zones of lights (i.e. these would be 24V lines out of the transformer, passing through a switch before they get to their zone). I currently have them routed through one wall stud with 2 120AC lines. Should I reroute them, to be further away from each other? Does it matter for this application (i.e. not a phone or ethernet line).

It's high-quality low voltage wire, fully jacketed for in-wall use.


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RE: 120AC and Low Voltage Routed Together?

You're talking 24VAC? No problems.


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RE: 120AC and Low Voltage Routed Together?

"next to" is not a problem.

In the same conduit requires all insulation be rated to the highest voltage preset.


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