How can you prevent EMI?

What’s a good way to prevent a system from being affected by EMI?

A) Keep computers away from motors and generators

B) Use EMI filters on cables

C) Keep equipment away from electrical rooms

D) All of the above

The answer: D) All of the above

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) doesn’t usually cause permanent damage, but it can cause problems while the interference is active. If possible, keep your computer system away from any strong electrical sources.

Want to know more? Watch “Preventing Electrostatic Discharge.”

Static electricity can cause serious damage electronic components. Fortunately, there are some products and techniques that can help prevent electrostatic discharge. In this CompTIA A+ training module, we’ll learn about electrostatic discharge and discuss some products that can be used in your work environment to help prevent the buildup and discharge of static electricity. We’ll also compare ESD to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and show how troubleshoot and eliminate sources of EMI.