How to Install a Ferrite Bead

Sometimes high precision scales don't like the environment they're being used in and can fluctuate, or "jump around" due to EMI (electromagnetic interference) and RFI (radio-frequency interference). This simple little ferrite bead, or ferrite choke, can make a huge difference in the way your scale acts by reducing interference. All ya have to do is wrap and snap this ferrite choke around your power cable and you're good to go. Scroll down for a step by step picture tutorial.

Here's What Your Power Cable Will Look Like With The Ferrite Choke Added

Alternate view of the ferrite bead closed around the power cable.view larger image Alternate view of the ferrite bead closed around the power cable.view larger image The power cable with ferrite bead attached.view larger image

Here's How Ya Do It:

Step One

Ferrite bead and power adapter.view larger image
Get your ferrite choke and power adapter

Step Two

The end of the power cable in the ferrite bead.view larger image
Align ferrite choke near the end of the power adapter.

Step Three

The power cable wraped around the ferrite bead once.view larger image
Wrap the cable around the ferrite choke once.

Step Four

The cable wrapped around the ferrite bead twice.view larger image
Wrap the cable around the choke again making sure to cross over the first wrap around.

Step Five

The ferrite bead snapped closed around the power cable.view larger image
Snap the ferrite choke closed. Be careful not to pinch the power cable.

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