According to L-com, the use of surge protectors to protect sensitive equipment from lightning strikes and surges on Ethernet data lines has become more important than ever with the advent of faster standards like 100 and 1000 Base-T Ethernet. The faster data speeds have required equipment manufacturers to use fragile high speed components.
These types of equipment, like other electrical equipment, are susceptible to surges and lighting strikes. One zap can render an entire network inoperable. Proper protection, therefore, is essential.
Full Coverage, Inside and Out
To help businesses protect their equipment investments, the L-com introduces two new Category 6a lightning and surge protectors to address 10/100/1000/10000 Ethernet applications. The products provide full coverage, as one is designed for outdoor use and the other of indoor use.
Outdoor Lightning and Surge Protector
The AL-CAT6AHPJW lightning and surge protector provides superior lightning and surge protection with improved frequency response for 10/100/1000/10000 Base-T Ethernet networks. It is designed for outdoor use and utilizes ultra-low capacitance semiconductors which provide superior high frequency response and improved return loss for the four data pairs.
Indoor Surge Protector
L-com’s HGLN-CAT6AJ was designed to address quad-speed indoor surge protection applications and utilizes thyristor diode technology which offers superior power handling capability compared to TVS or Zener diode based designs. Additional features include shielded RJ45 connectors, backward compatibility with Cat6, Cat5e and Cat5 cabling and a rugged aluminum enclosure.
Supporting the Need for Speed
“Our new Cat6a lighting and surge protectors were developed to address both indoor and outdoor network installations where the need for high-speed 10 Gbps Ethernet connectivity is required. These robust surge protectors were designed to protect our customer’s valuable communications equipment from power surges and lightning strikes,” says Dan Rebeck, Product Manager.