I’m considering mounting my IoTaWatt about 50 ft from my electric panel. My electric panel is located at the back of the garage at the back of the house. I’ve seen that others have used CAT 5 cable between the CTs and the IoTaWatt. Is there a wiring limit distance between the CTs and the IoTaWatt?
I’m familiar with running cables in Oil Refineries where we used twisted / shielded pairs in muli-core cables for the 4 to 20 ma DC analogue control signals. Do the twisted pairs from the CTs need to be shielded?
All the electric cables go from the panel thru the garage attic, thru a breezeway into the house. How close can the CT extension cables be run parallel to 120 / 240 VAC house wiring? The wiring is not in conduit, just bare “ROMEX” cable… The 220 VAC cables provide power to AC compressor, OVEN, the close dryer, etc.
Should I use EMT to shield the four (4) CAT 5 extension cables as they pass parallel with the 120/240 cables? It is basically a straight run so it would be easy to implement.