EMF Exposure

Scottie

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There's been a hug problem with the DE filters I got from Greenwave. I don't think it is the Greenwave filters, but I am going to email them for advice.

Well, that's definitely weird. We have an office with a battery charger plugged in and cell phone chargers and just about every other electronic gizmo power brick you can think of... There are 2 GreenWave filters connected in that room, and we haven't had a single breaker trip.

It's possible there is a problem with the wiring in the place. I read somewhere that this usually means wiring issues in the house - I think it was shared neutral wires? I just tried to find that info again, but came up with nothing. I'm sure the GreenWave people will be able to help.
 

LQB

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Well, that's definitely weird. We have an office with a battery charger plugged in and cell phone chargers and just about every other electronic gizmo power brick you can think of... There are 2 GreenWave filters connected in that room, and we haven't had a single breaker trip.

It's possible there is a problem with the wiring in the place. I read somewhere that this usually means wiring issues in the house - I think it was shared neutral wires? I just tried to find that info again, but came up with nothing. I'm sure the GreenWave people will be able to help.
No problems here either with the filters/breakers. Battery chargers and any digital appliances will add to home grid noise but this should not cause a problem with the breakers. I agree with Scottie - you may have some home wiring problems that need attention. An AC mag field meter will help locate which circuits may be miss-wired (this is a separate health issue associated with high mag field exposure).

On the vacuum, keep in mind that the start-up current in the motor can be very high and trip breakers easily.
 

anartist

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Well, that's definitely weird. We have an office with a battery charger plugged in and cell phone chargers and just about every other electronic gizmo power brick you can think of... There are 2 GreenWave filters connected in that room, and we haven't had a single breaker trip.

It's possible there is a problem with the wiring in the place. I read somewhere that this usually means wiring issues in the house - I think it was shared neutral wires? I just tried to find that info again, but came up with nothing. I'm sure the GreenWave people will be able to help.
The wiring checker Greenwave supplied didn't find any issues with the wiring, but shared neutral was not an option on the tester, so perhaps that may be the problem.
 

monotonic

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That checker would not identify swapped neutrals. If you have swapped neutrals then you might see an increase in the magnetic field when you plug in the filter.
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But I gather you don't have an EMF meter.

Many modern breakers are arc-fault breakers. This means they try to identify surges that resemble electrical arcing, and so will trip if an arc occurs. These are notorious for nuisance tripping and can be activated by all sorts of things that aren't malfunctioning. It's not out of the question that the capacitive filter could be doing something to trip such a breaker. A capacitor stores energy and would increase the energy available to an arc, which may make an arc-fault breaker more sensitive to normal sources of arcing like switches and motor brushes. Can you find the exact type and model of breaker that is tripping?

What usually triggers the breaker to flip? Is there a way to reliably cause it? Could it be an appliance with a constant cycle like a heater or fridge? Separate circuits tripping at once might be an indication of joined neutrals if they are GFCI breakers.

Here is a troubleshooting page:

 
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