Lightning Protection Kits for Ethernet Extenders
It is unfortunate, but a fact of life, that computers, computer related products
and process control equipment found in premises data communications environments can be damaged by high-voltage surges and spikes.
Such power surges and spikes are most often caused by lightning strikes. However, there are occasions when the surges and spikes result from any one of a variety of other causes. These causes may include direct contact with power/lightning circuits, static buildup on cables and components, high energy transients coupled into equipment from cables in close proximity, potential differences between grounds to which different equipment’s are connected, mis-wired systems and even human equipment users who have accumulated large static electricity charge build-ups on their clothing. In fact, electrostatic discharges from a person can produce peak Voltages up to 15 kV with currents of tens of Amperes in less than 10 microseconds.
Lightning Protection for LAN Equipment
A manufacturing environment is particularly susceptible to such surges because of the presence of motors and other high voltage
equipment. The essential point to remember is, the effects of surges due to these other sources are no different than those due
to lightning. Hence, protection from one will also protect from the other.
Lightning Protection Kits
The configuration of the grounding system is very important and depends upon soil conditions, building construction and the
presence of other underground conductors. Grounding systems can be created with driven ground rods, plates and possibly a
counterpoise, which is a buried cable encircling the site. A counterpoise adds greatly to the protection from earth voltage
rises that may injure people standing on the ground.
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