In today’s world, our lives are filled with electronic devices. You may start your day off with the squawk of an alarm clock, check your work email on your phone as your coffee brews in the coffee maker, and listen to the news on the television as you put the finishing touches on your work presentation on your computer. What most of us don’t realize is that it is actually a great accomplishment that all of these competing electronic devices aren’t messing with each other.
Many electronic objects generate invisible electromagnetic waves. The waves from one device may overlap and confuse or harm a different electronic device. So how come all of your devices can work together in harmony?
It’s because these devices come with EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) and RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) shielding. One of the best EMI and RFI shielding materials is copper, which is why copper mesh can be such a useful product.