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Dirty electricity is an anomaly caused by high-voltage surges traveling along standard wiring that only has a capacity of 50/60 Hz. Also known as line noise or electrical noise, it is an increasing source of pollution in the environment today. You can read more about dirty electricity here.
The unit contains a 10 microfarad AC mains-voltage-rated capacitor, discharging resistor and fuse. Unlike some DE filters on the market, ours contain an electric-field screen inside the case, which is connected to the Earth pin. Some filters on the market are not even internally fused. Our DE2 units are fully approved to European safety standards.
Dirty electricity (DE), also known as dirty mains, dirty power or electrical pollution, is a term that describes the problem of electromagnetic noise being on the mains wiring of a house, when it isn’t supposed to be. Basically, your electrical supply is supposed to have just a 50 Hz sine wave on it, but this is rarely the case. There are almost always significant second and third harmonics (100 Hz and 150 Hz in Europe, 120 Hz and 180 Hz in USA), but these are not thought to be any more harmful than the pure sine wave.
DE typically interferes with optimum functioning of electronic appliances, creating a phenomenon referred to as power-line electromagnetic interference (EMI). Today, as electrical appliances draw power from the main building wiring, it not only gets the standard electricity as initial input but also receives erratic surges and spikes of energy. Many electric appliances malfunction when this happens as they are not equipped to handle this DE.
We have a great blog post about DE, which you can find here.