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Old 07-11-2017, 9:24 AM
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Free floating is fine if the ferrite is close to the thing that is making noise. If you must keep the ferrite from sliding down a cable and away from the noise maker then tape the wire to the ferrite or use a Ty-Rap, but you don't have to build up the diameter of the cable to fit the inside of the ferrite, that has no bearing on the ferrite doing its job in reducing noise on the wire.

Originally Posted by steve-kc7byp View Post
All the info bellow is nice. But what you are saying contradicts the instructions that came with the snap on ferrites. In that the ferrites are not supposed to be free floating up and down the cable. The tech at Palomar Engineers told me that if the ferrite is to big for the cable then put electric tape on the cable to hold the ferrite in place. And that's what I did.
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