Cable Line Surge Protection

Surge protect incoming and outgoing coax cable lines. Coax cable and data lines are relatively easy to run to video and network equipment. However, correctly surge protecting and grounding coax lines requires a systems integrator’s understanding of how to coordinate a surge protection system.  When multiple breaker panels or structures are involved these systems become more complex to surge protect and ground. An unprotected or incorrectly grounded cable or data wire in one system can allow ground potentials to migrate to other cable and data systems producing large scale damage system wide during a lightning strike. Tens of thousands of dollars in damage can happen with one lightning strike and 90% of the time it is due to an unprotected or incorrectly grounded data wire.