FPL | Solving Electrical Interference Problems
 

Solving Electrical Interference Problems

High frequency electromagnetic signals can create electrical interference in

  • televisions
  • radios
  • computers and
  • cordless phones.

Finding the source of electrical interference - method #1

The best solution to electrical interference is eliminating the source. The table below describes a common procedure for discovering the source of electrical interference in the home.

 

Step

Action

 

1

Turn on the appliance that is experiencing the interference.

2

Flip off the circuit breakers, one by one.

3

The circuit that is causing the interference can be identified when the interference disappears.

4

Turn the offending circuit back on to confirm that it is the source.

5

Identify the electrical devices that are connected to the circuit.

6

Turn the electrical devices off, one by one, until the interference disappears.

7

If you have found the device that is causing the interference, either

  • repair
  • replace, or
  • dispose of the device/appliance.

8

If you cannot locate the device/appliance that is causing the interference, then report it to us.

Note: If you have not registered, you will be asked to complete a one-time registration. You will need your FPL account number and the last six digits of the Social Security or Tax ID number that is associated with your account.

Finding the source of electrical interference - method #2

The table below describes an alternative procedure for discovering the source of electrical interference in the home.

 

Step

Action

 

1

Tune a portable AM radio to a low number station.

2

Turn on an electrical appliance.

3

Follow the electrical line from the circuit breaker to the appliance.

4

An increase in static from the radio indicates a problem with electrical interference.

5

Repeat for all electric appliances.

6

If you have found the device(s) causing the interference, then

  • repair
  • replace or
  • dispose of the device/appliance.

7

If you cannot locate the device/appliance that is causing the interference, then report it to us.

Note: If you have not registered, you will be asked to complete a one-time registration. You will need your FPL account number and the last six digits of the Social Security or Tax ID number that is associated with your account.

Interference problems due to loose connections

Electrical interference can be caused by loose connections or bad wiring behind a

  • wall
  • panel or
  • outlet.

Have a qualified electrician conduct an inspection of your wiring system to identify and eliminate the interference conditions.

Interference problems originating outside

If none of the above measures are successful, the chances are that the interference is coming from outside. Click here to request an electric interference investigation.

Note: If you have not registered, you will be asked to complete a one-time registration. You will need your FPL account number and the last six digits of the Social Security or Tax ID number that is associated with your account.