Is this a fire hazard?

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by Taylor Moffitt, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Taylor Moffitt

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 19, 2015
    So apparently the NEC or whatever requires at least 2" (i think) of space between low voltage and high voltage wires to prevent voltage induction which could start a fire/damage your equipment. not to mention it can also reduce performance over data cables

    If someone could provide me with the required/ recommended amount of space between a power cable and a data cable such as cat5e/6 that would help me out a lot.

    I need to know if running an extension cord over a power line would also be a fire hazard or if it could damage my equipment. (Ill upload an image)
    I will also have the extension cord run over another line without a metal conduit
  2. MaxHeadRoom


    Jul 18, 2013
    Low voltage and high voltage share the same cable trough in most machine enclosures, as long as the insulation rating is suitable, in your case the extension cord over BX cable is not a danger threat.
    NEC are more concerned with wire insulation rating.