IT related equipment

Do any of you know if IT equipment like servers .routers, switches will affect a pacemaker. Giong to eventually start a career in the IT field. Was wondering if any have experience in this field. Not sure if a data center that has lots of equipment and also maybe ac cooling will have an effect or not to worry. I use computers and smart phone devices no problems.


2 Comments

Not a problem

by Theknotguy - 2019-01-06 18:09:34

Did 35 years of computer repair.  Nothing in the routers, servers, computer room battery backup units, chillers, bridges, or unit power supplies that will bother your pacemaker.  

You'll see comments from people on the forum where they rest their laptops on their chests while keying in information with no effect on the pacemaker.  

I also work on single board computers and do the DC wiring for the same.  No problems.  Just not enough EMI or EMF to bother the  pacemaker.  

I have seen instances where coding warps the brain, but I always did think programmers were a little strange anyway.  Especially when I got into discussions about, "The computer is working fine, it's your code that isn't!"  Needless to say, I wasn't very popular.  

Hope you have a long and prosperous career in IT.

Thanks

by benne81 - 2019-01-06 19:03:33

This is very helpful information good to know that I won't and should not have any issues. I have not had any issues with single PC repair was not sure if being around a lot of them in one area or with other IT equipment might effect it.

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