What are effective options for filtering dirty electricity?

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What are effective options for filtering dirty electricity?

black-sun
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TriField EM100 dirty electricity meter measures only differential mode(hot line) but cannot measure common mode(neutral line). Even when TriField EM100 reads low numbers below 50mV, I could hear quite a bit of noise from my portable AM radio in two frequency bands between 530khz and 600khz. Dirty electricity was coming from my apartment into my house. Weirdly, refrigerator increases AM radio noise although it reduces differential mode noise. From an electrical outlet outside my house, TriField EM100 read about 240mV.

I have found a few options for filtering dirty electricity.

* Capacitive filters like Stetzer and Greenwave
  * They do not remove common mode noise, but they increase magnetic field and electricity consumption.
  * These filters exacerbate wiring errors.

* A common mode choke
  * This is basically a cheap simple low pass filter that increasingly resists voltage above 60Hz.
  * As far as I know, it can filter common mode noise and differential mode noise.

* Expensive multi-stage passive filters
  * These reportedly have a lot more filtration capacity than common mode chokes.
  * But, I don't know any specific multi-stage passive filter that I can buy.

* SineTamer
  * https://poweremt.com/how-sinetamer-works/ says it uses special frequency attenuation circuitry protection.

* DNA Filter
  * I think this is similar to SineTamer, but I don't know much about it.

* Power perfect filter
  * I don't know much about it.

What are the good filters that I can use?
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Re: What are effective options for filtering dirty electricity?

flux
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This is a video of William Bathgate and a building biologist discussing most of the different DE filter options you listed. Long video, but lots of great info.

https://defiltersllc.com/de-filter-comparison/

You might also find this document by Michael Schwaebe useful which discusses how capacitive filters used in a house with solar panels aren't sufficient despite showing low readings. He uses a DNA line filter to resolve the problem. I'm guessing the cheaper and simpler to install V2X filter didn't exist at the time.

https://www.emfanalysis.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Filtering-Solar-Inverters-Problems-and-Solutions.pdf

I will be trying out the RxDNA V2X filters myself as I have big problems with DE coming from solar inverters on this house, which the V2X was designed to deal with. There are several neighbors with solar as well, which is also a problem. Bathgate mentions in the video that if a person is very sensitive they may have to get both the Sinetamer and the V2X filters because they each do different things.
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Re: What are effective options for filtering dirty electricity?

black-sun
You should first eliminate sources of dirty electricity before installing filters.

You can replace your solar inverter with a pure sine-wave solar inverter which is more expensive.
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Re: What are effective options for filtering dirty electricity?

black-sun
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How is SineTamer different from RxDNA V2X?
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Re: What are effective options for filtering dirty electricity?

flux
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Sources of DE inside the home have been addressed already. The majority of DE is coming in at the panel.

We don't own the solar equipment so there's no changing the inverters. This system uses micro inverters which are supposedly cleaner, but they aren't clean at all. I've heard the same that many pure sine wave inverters still generate too much DE. We also plan to move within a year and having filters we can easily take with us to use at the panel of our next home seems like the best idea here.

I don't know the technical differences between the two filters as to how they function. SineTamer has a greater attenuation range 1kHz to 10MHz vs the V2X at 1kHz to 500kHz, but the V2X supposedly deals with solar and wind inverter DE much better. An EMF consultant here recommended the V2X for my situation, so I'm going with that. I can attest that having capacitive filters installed and getting low GS/mV readings means nothing in a solar equipped home.
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Re: What are effective options for filtering dirty electricity?

black-sun
I think that's because solar/wind inverters send dirty electricity to both hot and neutral wires.

Cheap dirty electricity meters can only measure difference between hot and neutral wires.