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Household dirty electricity can affect the working of the iMRS system, especially the iMRS Prime system. Dirty electricity is a term used to describe the presence of unwanted frequencies and voltages in the electrical power supply. These unwanted frequencies and voltages can be caused by a variety of factors, including appliances, electronics, and power lines.

Household dirty electricity can generate frequencies in the range of 100 Hz to 100,000 kHz. The most common frequencies are in the range of 100 kHz to 1 MHz. These frequencies are created by the switching power supplies used in many modern electronic devices, such as computers, TVs, and appliances.

The frequency spectrum of dirty electricity can be divided into three main bands:

  • Low-frequency band (100-1000 Hz): This band is dominated by harmonics of the 50 or 60 Hz mains frequency. It is caused by the non-linear loads, such as switched power supplies, that are used in many modern electronic devices.
  • Mid-frequency band (1000-100000 Hz): This band is dominated by the switching frequencies of the power supplies. It is also known as the “dirty electricity” band.
  • High-frequency band (100000-1000000 Hz): This band is dominated by the radio frequency emissions from electronic devices. It is also known as the “RF band”.

How Dirty Electricity affects iMRS operation

iMRS systems uses switching power adapters. Switching adapter are designed to convert AC power to DC power. They do this by using a process called rectification, which converts the AC power to DC power. However, if the AC power is dirty, the rectification process can be affected, which can lead to problems with the output of the DC power.

The problems that can occur with the output of the DC power include:

  • Voltage fluctuations: The output voltage may fluctuate, which can cause problems with the devices that are powered by the DC power.
  • Noise: The output power may contain noise, which can interfere with the operation of the devices that are powered by the DC power.
  • Overvoltage: The output voltage may exceed the safe operating voltage of the devices that are powered by the DC power, which can damage the devices.
  • Undervoltage: The output voltage may fall below the minimum operating voltage of the devices that are powered by the DC power, which can cause the devices to malfunction.

Possible Manifestations

The system may works perfectly at one location, but keep running into problem at a specific spot or location (or when use a specific power source). This can be intermittent failure of the applicators like connection lost or related error messages, especially with the full body mat.

How to find out if you have a case of Dirty Electricity:

  • Use a dirty electricity meter. A dirty electricity meter is a device that measures the amount of noise and interference on your home’s electrical wiring. You can buy a dirty electricity meter online or at most electronics stores.
  • Check for flickering lights. If your lights flicker, it could be a sign of dirty electricity.
  • Use an AM radio. Turn an AM radio to a quiet station and tune it until you hear static. If the static gets worse when you turn on appliances, it could be a sign of dirty electricity presence at the RF spectrum.

How to fix the problem:

The best solution for dirty electricity problems will vary depending on the specific cause of the problem. However, two simple and straightforward solutions are to install a dirty electricity filter or an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) for the iMRS system.

Most UPSs come with filters, but it is important to check with the UPS supplier. In addition to filtering out dirty electricity, a UPS can also stabilize the voltage supply, which can help to protect the iMRS system from damage.

Here is a more detailed explanation of the two solutions:

  • Dirty electricity filter: A dirty electricity filter is a device that can help to reduce the amount of noise and interference on your home’s electrical wiring. This can help to improve the performance of your iMRS system and prevent damage to the system. Plug the filter on the same power circuit as the iMRS system.
  • Uninterrupted power supply (UPS): A UPS is a device that provides backup power in case of a power outage. This can help to protect your iMRS system from damage if the power goes out. Additionally, some UPSs come with filters that can help to reduce dirty electricity and regulate the voltage.

If you are experiencing problems with dirty electricity, it is important to talk to a qualified electrician. They can help you to assess the problem and recommend the best solution for you.

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