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Re: Garage Door Opener: a bad experience
Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <davep-at-quik-dot-com>
> We were running the coil on the concrete driveway, about
> 20 feet from the closed, segmented-steel roll-up garage door.
Unless installed in a segmented steel garage (8)>>)
(or equivalent Al structure), the steel door is of
little influence in such cases, especially as the
segments are 'open'. The EMI will happily radiate
AROUND the door.
> ... I did not disconnect the power from the opener.
Disconnecting would be most (one is tempted to say
'only) effective IF the disconnect were done AT the
opener (removing the power cord) which is an
antenna. Coiling the cord up 'small' and taping
to the housing (if metal...) might work. And if the
opener case were plastic: might be no easy fix.